There are various directives in various environmental directives.
There are rules such as ELV Directive, RoHS Directive, WEEE Directive, EuP Directive, J-MOSS, UL Standard, PFOS / PFOA Regulation, VOC, ASTM Standard and REACH, and various rules must be observed for plating process. Hmm.
Substances subject to RoHS Directive regulation
Official name: Restriction of Hazardous Substances
European Parliament and Council Directive on Restrictions on the Use of Specified Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Directive to regulate the sale of electrical and electronic equipment exceeding the standard value in the EU for the purpose of restricting the use of specified hazardous chemical substances
Official name: Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
European Parliament and Council Directive on the Disposal of Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Manufacturers selling electrical and electronic equipment in the EU must be careful not to adversely affect the environment as waste under the directive on disposal of electrical and electronic equipment, and manufacturers also collect and recycle. You are required to take responsibility, design and mark products that are easy to collect and recycle, and bear the cost of collection and recycling.
Official name: End of Life Vehicles directive
It restricts the use of harmful substances such as lead, hexavalent chromium, mercury, and cadmium that hinder automobile recycling, requires manufacturers to bear the cost of collecting scrapped vehicles, and requires EU member states to build a collection network.
PFOS, PFOA (Degradable Organofluorine Compound Surfactant)
PFOS is an abbreviation for perfluorooctanesulfonic acid.
PFOA is an abbreviation for perfluorooctanoic acid. Both PFOS and PFOA are persistent organic fluorine compounds that have a structure coated with fluorine (F) and are hardly biodegradable and remain in the environment for a long time.
Since it is a persistent substance and a persistent volatile substance, it is a substance regulated by the Stockholm Convention (an international treaty that regulates persistent organic pollutants).
It is an artificial compound that does not exist in nature, and it has begun to be regarded as a problem because it was detected in the South Pole and the North Pole.
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