CAPIEL - Position paper on RoHS additional substance restrictions
24 March 2021
RoHS additional substance restrictions
Considerations for addition of restricted substances in RoHS rise concerns within CAPIEL industries.
Actually quantities of industrial EEE are used in hazardous environments, mission critical functions requiring high reliability, etc. , and must meet the stringent requirements set out in both European and International standards. This implies a large number of tests and a long compliance qualification process.
The document shows that for CAPIEL EEE, time to replace a substance and comply with any new substance restrictions can be up to up to 8½ years.