RoHS, lead-free legislation, also known as the “European Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment”, will be enforced throughout the European Community beginning July 1, 2006.

Its aim is simply to remove a total of six substances from electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), thereby contributing to the protection of human health and the environment.

Although RoHS is a European Union (EU) Directive, manufacturers of EEE outside Europe must also abide by this legislation if the equipment they produce is ultimately imported into an EU member state.

All Accurate Screw Machine Corp. parts that are exported to an EU member state are regulated by the RoHS directive.


Controlled Substances and Their Limitations


Substance Proposed Maximum Concentration
Lead-Pb 0.1 %
Mercury-Hg 0.1 %
Cadmium-Cd 0.01 %
Hexavalent Chromium-Cr (VI) 0.1 %
Polybrominated biphenyls-PBB 0.1 %
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers-PBDE 0.1 %


The Commission proposes:

“0.1% by weight per homogeneous material for lead, hexavalent chromium, mercury, PBBs and PBDEs and 0.01% by weight and per homogeneous material for cadmium.”

ASM RoHS Compliance


Accurate Screw Machine Corporation certifies that all its listed part numbers comply with the European Union Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive and Exceptions that restrict the use of lead (Pb), mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium and two bromine-containing flame retardants: PBB (polybrominated biphenyls) and PBDE (polybrominated diphenyl ethers).

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