RoHS / lead free

The RoHS (Restriction of certain Hazardous Substances) directive of the EU aims to reduce substances in electronic devices that are harmful to health and the environment. With a few exceptions (medical devices, monitoring and control instruments), only products that comply with the 2002/95/EC directive may be marketed in the EU since 01 July 2006. The more far-reaching RoHS II (2011/65/EU) extends the scope to all electrical and electronic equipment. In addition, further substances will be restricted from 2019.




The RoHS/lead-free status of the products is marked on all documents. 


Electronic components are generally considered as articles under REACH. As we understand it, substances in articles are only subject to registration if they are released during the course of their life cycle (not including disposal) when used properly. This is not the case for electronic components.


Nevertheless, as a distributor and importer, we are subject to an obligation to inform our customers if an article contains substances on the candidate list (SVHC) in quantities of more than 0.1 mass%. Of course we are happy to comply with this obligation.

However, we ask for your understanding that we do not answer customer-specific questionnaires and due to the complexity of the subject matter and the large number of articles and manufacturers, we cannot issue individual confirmations on our behalf. We will be happy to provide you with information from our manufacturers on request. General information on REACH can be found >>here.


DecaBDE is already banned by the RoHS Directive, i.e. a product declared by the manufacturer as RoHS compliant does not contain DecaBDE.


PFOS and PAH are not contained in the products we sell, according to information from our manufacturers.


As a distributor, without our own development and production, we are dependent on the corresponding declarations of the individual manufacturers supplying us. As soon as we have these, we will provide our customers with the relevant information immediately.