The European Parliament approved two directives related to the reduction of electrical and electronic waste such as Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directives in the year 2002. The WEEE Directive aims to regulate the reuse, recycling and recovery of waste electrical and electronic equipment. The main objective is to prevent the disposal of the waste.
In the RoHS Directive, the use of the hazardous substances in most electrical and electronic equipment will be banned or severely restricted. The RoHS Directive calls for the elimination of these substances from most electronic equipment starting from 1st July 2006.
RoHS, also known as Lead-Free stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. RoHS Directives restrict the usage of six hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products. All applicable products in the EU market after July 1, 2006 must be in compliance with RoHS directives.
The Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) regulations currently set limits for the substances as follows
Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB)
Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE)
Maximum concentration of the above mentioned substances present in the product should be 0.1% except Cadmium which should maintain the concentration as 0.01%
Examples of product components containing restricted substances
The following are some examples of the components/products which contain hazardous substances
Paints and pigments
Pvc (vinyl) cables (e.g., power cords, usb cables)
Printed circuit boards, leads, internal and external interconnects
Displays in television and photographic electronic products
Lamps, bulbs and batteries
RoHS BY IAS
IAS in Malaysia provides certification against RoHS for your products along with various other ISO international Certification & Product Certification.
Our technical experts conduct an audit on your products based on the appropriate RoHS regulations. Our declaration of conformity means your product has right of way onto the European Market. This certification by IAS is evidence that your product is in compliance with RoHS regulations whether it is Lighting equipment, Electrical & Electronic tools, Paints PCB etc…
IAS is a well established body accredited to provide ISO Certification against various ISO standards and as has a range of Product Certification which includes Kosher, Green, BRC, Gost-R, CE Marking, ROHS Malaysia.
IAS conducts ISO Certification audits, Product Certification and provides the service of ISO Internal Auditor Trainings, ISO Lead Auditor Trainings and ISO Foundation Training in Malaysia. All these certification and Training services by IAS for the country is managed from its office in Malaysia where it covers all the major cities such as Penang, Johor, Selangor, Kualalumpur, langkawi etc…
IAS Having two decades of audit experience helps to attain the certification faster.
Incorporated in 2006, we stand with 13 years of professional experience in the certification field.
IAS conducts the audits in more sensible and value added manner to benefit the clients of small, medium and large organization. Our flexible procedure is simple to understand and the services are timely and cost effective.
Our presence is in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Oman, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Philippines countries with more than 6000 clients
We have more than 300 experienced empanelled auditors to effectively asses an organization’s conformance to various product standards.
IAS certification services are rendered by our skilled professionals by following industry set guidelines and norms.
Contact IAS with completed Application form to discuss about the details of certification.
Identifying the product or the range of product to be certified
Registration of product or range of product to be certified
Submission of first documentation by manufacturer (Based on Certification standard, including test certificates)
Ensure that the documentation fulfill the compliance requirement.
Audit the product to ensure the product meets the RoHS requirements.
Submission of final documentation along with additional clarification.
Final document evaluation and recommendation.
Award of certification of Compliance.
Benefits of RoHS Certification
Comply the mandatory requirement for the European Union.
Improve consistency, reliability and efficiency of your product.
Improve brand value of your product and market value of your Organization in the international market.
The certification helps your organization to produce safe products
Helps to enhance the better relationship between the client and the organization