- The RoHS Directive stands for "the
restriction of the use of certain
hazardous substances in electrical and
electronic equipment". This directive
will ban the placing on the EU market of
new electrical and electronic equipment
containing more than agreed levels of
lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent
chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB)
and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE)
flame retardants from 1 July 2006.
Manufacturers will need to understand the requirements of the RoHS Directive to ensure that their products, and their components, comply.