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Updated on 22 Oct 2020  9.00 AM IST | 4 min read

RoHS Certification in India

RoHS certification is an ISO certification body accredited by emirates international accreditation center (EIAC) with the main objective of safeguarding life, property and environment by providing certificate of quality assurance and total quality management. RoHS stands for restriction of hazardous substances. It restricts the use of some hazardous material found in electrical and electronic products. From July 1, 2006, every applicable product in the EU market must pass RoHS compliance. Any company or organization which is involved in selling electronic products, equipment’s, cables, sub-assemblies, components or spare parts directly to RoHS countries or to sell the same to resellers, distributors or integrators which in turn sells them to these countries is impacted, if they use 10 restricted substances.

RoHS Restricted Substances

The original RoHS originated in EU in 2002 is known as directive 2002/95/EC which restricts the use of 6 hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products. Another directive 2011/65/EU was published in 2011 which is known as RoHS2 or RoHS re-cast. RoHS 2 added CE-marking of products, categories 8 & 9 and additional compliance recordkeeping requirements. Now 4 years back in 2015, directive 2015/863 was published by EU named ROH 3 & add 4 more restricted substances to the already created list of 6. RoHS specifies 10 restricted substances with their maximum levels. The first six substances were applied to the original RoHS while the last four substances were added under RoHS 3 which is going to take effect from July 2019.

The ten restricted substances and their maximum levels are –

  1. Lead (PB) - <1000 ppm
  2. Mercury (HG) - <100 ppm
  3. Cadmium (CD) - <100 ppm
  4. Hexavalent chromium (Cr VI) - <1000 ppm
  5. Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB) - <1000 ppm
  6. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) - <1000 ppm
  7. Bis (2-ethlhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) - <1000 ppm
  8. Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP) - <1000 ppm
  9. Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) - <1000 ppm
  10. Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) - <1000 ppm
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Benefits Of RoHS

The benefits of RoHS are as follows –

  • One of the most important benefits of RoHS is increase in communication across the supply chain.
  • It increases the skill level in the workforce worldwide because of retraining and knowledge transfer to Asia & less developed countries.
  • It also put pressure on other sectors and countries to make reduction in the use of hazardous materials and move to cleaner processes.
  • Business with RoHS certification enjoys competitive advantage over other markets where RoHS legislation is pending or contemplated.
  • It increases the production efficiency.
  • It overall reduces number of defects.
  • It tightens and control the process too

Certification Process

The certification process is as follows –

In the first step, business involved in selling applicable electronic products, sub-assemblies or components fill the application form online to apply for RoHS certification.

In the second step, RoHS which is an ISO certified body receive the application online and reviews the same to certify the business applicant with RoHS.

In the third step, a team of auditors from RoHS proceed with the audit procedure by going on to the business location. Auditors check the documents as well as the elements used in making the product. In case hazardous elements are used, their limits are checked by the auditors (If above the prescribed limit, it can be harmful). Portable RoHS analyzers or XRF metal analyzers are used for screening and verifying that the product is RoHS compliant.

Audit team properly check the elements used in the electrical and electronic products and their maximum levels too. RoHS certification is given only to those businesses which don’t use hazardous materials and if used, it should be below the maximum limits prescribed by ROHC.

After the audit completion, if found that all the documents of the business applicant is correct and the elements used by them are under the RoHS prescribed limit, RoHS certificate is issued to that business after getting the approval from the auditors as well as ROS authority within a tenure of 10-15 days.

RoHS Certification FAQ’S

Any company or organization which is involved in selling electronic products, equipment’s, cables, sub-assemblies, components or spare parts directly to RoHS countries or to sell the same to resellers, distributors or integrators which in turn sells them to these countries is impacted in case they use these 10 restricted substances.
RoHS compliance is important as the material restricted are hazardous to the environment and pollute landfill. It is also dangerous in terms of occupational exposure during manufacturing and recycling.
Application approximately takes 10-15 days for approval and to become RoHS certified.

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