ITW EAE, a division of Illinois Tool Works, achieved REACH and RoHS compliance for its Despatch laboratory ovens.

REACH (registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemicals) is a European Union regulation that limits the production and use of chemical substances with potential impacts on human health and the environment. RoHS (restriction of hazardous substances) is another European Union regulation that restricts the use of specific hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products.

To meet these regulations, ITW EAE needed to analyze every component used to build a Despatch lab oven. Any parts that were not in compliance were then replaced to meet compliance. The effort will be continuously monitored and updated to maintain compliance.