Electrical products designed and manufactured by Numatic International Ltd, and sold into the European market are all covered by the EU Restriction of selective Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS).
This directive strictly limits the amounts of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chrome, and flame retardants PBBE and PBDE, that can be present in our products. Our design policy over some years has been to minimise our dependence on the use of materials containing these substances, so reducing the amount of effort needed to ensure RoHS compliance. Nevertheless, a comprehensive programme was undertaken to ensure compliance. This involved obtaining clear compliance declarations from our material and component suppliers, and where there was doubt over declaration accuracy or integrity, or perceived higher risk from the material type, then testing was conducted to verify compliance.
We have routine controls within our management systems to maintain our EU RoHS compliance, and to extend this to products approved for other markets outside the European Union.