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Chemical compliance services for electrical and electronic products
Manufacturers, importers and retailers of electronic and electrical products must comply with a growing number of complex regulations aimed at protecting the health of people and the environment against potential risks associated with chemicals.
While the value of these efforts is clear, understanding how to meet requirements across all target markets, increasing transparency throughout the supply chain and clearly demonstrating compliance can prove to be a significant challenge.
UL Solutions can help. We offer a complete set of chemical regulatory compliance services for electronic and electrical products, from design to production to disposal, to help you and your supply chain meet regulatory requirements and achieve sustainability goals.
Holistically manage chemical compliance challenges and mitigate risk
UL Solutions, a global safety science leader, has earned worldwide recognition for our expertise in testing and certifying electrical and electronic products, helping many companies meet dynamic regulatory requirements. With our experience in chemical testing, advisory and chemical data management software, UL Solutions is the right partner to support your compliance needs.
Comprehensive chemical testing, advisory and chemical data management solutions
We help companies address compliance challenges and manage potential risks with different approaches. Whether you want to test your products and materials, review all materials disclosed in products, or combine both product testing and material analysis, UL Solutions can support you.
We can help you identify hazardous and restricted substances throughout your supply chain, understand how to comply with chemical regulations as they specifically apply to your electronic and electric products in your target markets, and keep you informed about emerging and changing regulatory requirements.
Our full range of regulatory compliance services and our trusted reputation empower you to clearly communicate compliance with vital regulatory requirements.
We’ll work with you to determine the most efficient and cost-effective way to demonstrate your products’ compliance with the applicable chemical regulations in the major markets. You can combine chemical testing with applicable safety, certification, quality and performance testing and certification services from UL Solutions. This can help reduce costs and time by eliminating the need to perform redundant tests. Alternatively, we can help you establish a chemical data management approach that leverages powerful software and regulatory databases to access and manage compliance requirements.
Chemical data management software solutions
To document, manage and track attributes and implications for products, articles, materials and substances, you can trust UL Solutions chemical data management software to:
- Manage chemical substances in your product portfolio
- Understand what chemicals are in the products you purchase through your supply chain
- Identify and comply with regulations impacting your product development, transportation, distribution and sale
- Assess and confirm the impact of regulations for new product development and products already launched on the market
Our holistic, sustainable approach to chemical regulatory compliance
To complete the holistic approach to safety, supply chain management and sustainability, we offer chemical regulatory advisory services and training built on our vast expertise in chemical regulations and articles featuring chemicals of concern. Here are just a few of the items we can help you address:
- Market readiness reports
- Label reviews
- Chemical policy development and management
- Restricted Substances List support
We can provide the expertise and software solutions to help you with safety datasheet (SDS) authoring, label creation, SDS translations and generation of compliance reports for screening a bill of materials or formulation against global regulations to address your compliance needs.
Rely on our safety science, regulatory and industry expertise to help mitigate your risks and efficiently bring products to market.
Key chemical regulations for electronic and electrical products
Our offerings can help you understand, apply and demonstrate compliance to key global regulations, including different Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) legislations, such as EU RoHS, UAE RoHS, SASO RoHS and China RoHS. These legislations regulate the hazardous substances used in manufacturing electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). In addition, the Directive 2012/19/EU on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) regulates the disposal of such equipment. All applicable products for the European market must pass WEEE compliance and carry the wheelie bin symbol.
We also support you for:
- Various battery regulations
- California Proposition 65
- Chemicals of High Concern in Children’s Products (CHCCP) Rule — required in certain U.S. states
- Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulation
- Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation
- Notification for Waste Framework Directive Substances of Concern In articles as such or in complex objects (Products) (SCIP)
- Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
- Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste
- Model Toxics in Packaging legislation
Testing and services for electrical and electronic products in contact with food
We can also help you demonstrate compliance with associated market access requirements for your electronic and electric appliances. These may include food contact material regulations such as relevant China GB standards, the Japan Food Sanitation Law, EU Regulations (EC) 1935/2004 and (EC) 10/2011, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) food contact materials regulations as described in 21 CFR Parts 170-199.