What is RoHS?

You’ve probably all seen the words RoHS Compliant printed somewhere, but what does it actually mean? RoHS, short for Restriction of Hazardous Substances, is an environmental standard or inspection. Essentially, for a product to be certified as RoHS Compliant, it has to be independently tested to confirm that the 10 banned substances are below the RoHS threshold.

The substances banned under RoHS are lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (CrVI), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), and four different phthalates (DEHP, BBP, BBP, DIBP).

RoHS compliance is important because these restricted materials are hazardous to the environment and can pollute landfills. They are also dangerous in terms of occupational exposure during manufacturing and recycling.

Rigorous testing is performed to ensure the following thresholds are maintained for each banned substance:

  • Lead, a heavy metal that exists naturally. Set to not exceed 0.10%
  • Mercury, a heavy metal that occurs naturally in liquid, solid and colorless gas forms.  Set to not exceed 0.10%
  • Chromium-6, a heavy metal mineral. Set to not to exceed 0.10%
  • Cadmium, a chemical element that occurs naturally. Set to not exceed 0.01%.
  • Polybrominated biphenyls or PBBs, a class of chemicals used to reduce risk of fire. Set to not exceed 0.10%
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ether ingredients and four different phthalates. Set to not exceed 0.10%

The tape products manufactured by Louis Tapes are all RoHS certified. Our customers can rest assured that our products are certified as being safe to use.

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