What is RoHS?
RoHS is the acronym for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. RoHS, also known as Directive 2002/95/EC, originated in the European Union and restricts the use of specific hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products. All applicable products in the EU market after July 1, 2006 must pass RoHS compliance.

What are the restricted materials mandated under RoHS?
The substances banned under RoHS are lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (CrVI), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE).

Why is RoHS compliance important?
The restricted materials are hazardous to the environment and pollute landfills, and are dangerous in terms of occupational exposure during manufacturing and recycling.

How are products tested for RoHS compliance?
Portable RoHS analyzers, also known as X-ray fluorescence or XRF metal analyzers, are used for screening and verification of RoHS compliance.

Which companies are affected by the RoHS Directive?
Any business that sells applicable electronic products, sub-assemblies or components directly to EU countries, or sells to resellers, distributors or integrators that in turn sell products to EU countries, is impacted if they utilize any of the restricted materials.
 
   
 

Distributors

United States


  • BEYOND COMPONENTS
  • NEDCO ELECTRONICS

Beyond Components has 19 affiliated companies with regional warehouses to service your needs. Localized inventory gives our customers better deliveries at reduced costs. Locate the Beyond Components office nearest you:

Beyond Components of MA, Inc.
(MA, NH, VT, ME, RI, VA)
Tel: 978.392.9191
5 Carl Thompson Road
Westford, MA 01886
Beyond Components of IL, Inc.
(IL, WI, IN)
Tel: 847.301.8900
670 Albion Avenue
Schaumburg, IL 60193
Beyond Components of IA, Inc.
(Midwest/West)
Tel: 319.373.2923
225 35th Street
Marion, IA 52302
Beyond Components of CT, Inc.
(CT, NY Metro)
Tel: 203.269.9955
65 N. Plains Industrial Road
Wallingford, CT 06492
Nedco/Beyond Components of IL, Inc.
(IL)
Tel: 847-465-0480
505 Chaddick Drive
Wheeling, IL 60090
Nedco/Beyond Components of MO, Inc.
(MO)
Tel / 314-344-0344
12110 Prichard Farm Road
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Beyond Components of NY, Inc.
(Upstate NY)
Tel: 585.328.1880
14 Jet View Drive
Rochester, NY 14624
Nedco/Beyond Components of WI, Inc.
(WI)
Tel: 262-798-9810
2325 Parklawn Drive, Suite F
Waukesha, WI 53186
Nedco/Beyond Components of MN, Inc.
(MN)
Tel / 651-405-6655
990 Lone Oak Road, Suite 136
Eagan, MN 55121
Beyond Components of PA, Inc.
(PA, NJ, MD. DE, West Virginia)
Tel: 610.518.9511
115 Paper Mill Avenue
Downingtown, PA 19335
Nedco/Beyond Components of IN, Inc.
(IN)
Tel: 800-605-2323
5230 Park Emerson Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46203
Beyond Components of CA, Inc.
(CA, NV, OR, WA)
Tel: 650.631.5632
1160 Industrial Road 19
San Carlos, CA 94070
Beyond Components of GA, LLC.
(GA, TN, NC, SC)
Tel: 678.494.2020
231 Arnold Mill Road, Suite 500
Woodstock, GA 30188
Nedco/Beyond Components of UT, Inc.
(UT)
Te: 800-605-2323
1532 American Way
Payson, UT 84651
Nedco/Beyond Components of CA, Inc.
(CA)
Tel / 714-821-1516
1169 Knollwood Circle
Anaheim, CA 92801
Beyond Components of FL, Inc.
(FL, AR, LA, MS)
Tel: 407.877.2646
940 West Oakland Avenue, #A6
Oakland, FL 34787
Beyond Components of TX, Inc.
(TX, OK)
Tel: 512.267.1811
12908 Trails End Road
Leander, TX 78641
 
Beyond Components of MI, LLC.
(MI, OH)
Tel: 248.926.0303
720 Welch Road
Commerce Township, MI 48390
Nedco/Beyond Components of TX, Inc.
(TX)
Tel / 972-323-7900
1525 Capitol Drive # 110
Carrollton, TX 75006
 



International


Capital Electronics
Unit2, Sole End Industrial Park,
Astley Lane, Bedworth,
Warwickshire, UK, CV12 0NE
Tel: 08707607726
Fax: 08707607729
sales@capital-elec.ndo.co.uk