Manufacturers that ship finished products to countries in the European Union must comply with the RoHS directive, an environmental initiative designed to restrict the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. To help make sense of the RoHS requirements, the National Coil Coating Association has developed “The RoHS Directive,” an e-learning module.
RoHS-like legislation is gaining popularity in North America and globally as more countries recognize the need for better handling and disposal of retired goods containing hazardous materials such as lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl and polybrominated biphenyl ether.
NCCA's seven-minute tutorial explains the requirements of the EU’s 2006 RoHS directive and additional global hazardous material compliance rules. Viewers also will learn about the benefits of using coil-coated metal in the manufacturing process and how coil coating may help meet the cradle-to-grave documentation requirements necessary for a product’s final producer to achieve RoHS compliance.
“The RoHS Directive” is one of 14 e-learning modules available on the association’s free web site for manufacturers, www.coilcoatinginstitute.org/tutorials.