RoHS / REACH
Implementation of the RoHS guideline (Directive 2002/96/EC on the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) as national law.
The purpose of the law is the implementation of guidelines 2002/96/EG and 2002/95/EG in order to restrict the use of certain hazardous materials in electrical and electronic equipment and appliances. As of July 1, 2006, the RoHS guideline prohibits the putting on the market of electrical equipment and appliances which consist of specified hazardous materials or which contain prohibited quantities of the following materials:
- hexavalent chromium
- polybromated biphenyl PBP
- polybromated diphenylether PBDE
The aim is to avoid waste materials, to reduce the amount of waste material by re-use, and the reduction of the amount of harmful substances in electrical and electronic equipment and materials.
The aim of the banning of the use of the above-mentioned materials is to avoid from the outset environmental pollution and health risks. BOPLA has always considered it a duty and an obligation to reduce the danger of environmental pollution caused by potentially harmful substances while simultaneously satisfying the increasing demand for environmentally-friendly products.
For this reason, and in order to implement the regulations within the framework of the RoHS guideline, a project team was set up which has already coordinated almost all of BOPLA’s standard enclosure series with the ElektroG.