China RoHS and REACH SVHC
New China RoHS standard and new REACH SVHCs
On 14 January 2015, Claigan Environmental Inc. (www.claigan.com) will present a double webinar on changes in the China RoHS marking standard and the REACH SVHCs added in December 2014. In the second half of 2014, the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) published an updated version of the standard for “Marking for the Control of Pollution caused by Electronic Information Products.” On 17 December 2014, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA), published six (6) new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) plus an additional listing for one (1) substance. Half of the webinar will be devoted to each of these topics.
The new China RoHS standard, SJ/T 11364-2014 (“Marking for the Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products”) includes an updated scope for China RoHS, and updated requirements for the hazardous substance table, marking, and product labeling. This webinar will discuss the new requirements, removed requirements, options, and updated scope, in practical terms.
Most REACH SVHC updates include substances that have a very restricted scope and are not normally likely to be present over 0.1% w/w in an article, outside of very specific applications. The December 2014 update includes substances that have very broad applications and will be commonly found in standard plastics. This webinar will explain the relevant substances, their common uses and concentrations, and how to manage these substances based on risk-based assessment and selective testing.
China RoHS topics covered in this webinar:
- Contents of the new standard
- Entry into force
- Changes in scope
- Hazardous substance table (HST)
- EFUP / EPUP labeling
- Digital display
- Changes in acceptable methods of conveying the information
- Removed / discontinued requirements
REACH SVHC topics covered in this webinar:
- December 2014 SVHCs
- Common uses and concentrations
- High risk substances
- Uses of UV and thermal stabilizers in plastics
- Risk-based assessment methods and selective testing