Restriction of Hazardous Substances

About RoHS

"RoHS" or "Restriction of Hazardous Substances" is the abbreviation for "Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment".

The RoHS directive aims to restrict certain dangerous substances commonly used in electronic and electronic equipment. Any RoHS compliant component is tested for the presence of Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Mercury (Hg), Hexavalent chromium (Hex-Cr), Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE).1

The RoHS directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2) was adopted on June 8, 2011 by the European Union and came into force in January 2013. It supersedes the old RoHS 1 directive from 2002. The new Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2015/863 amends Annex II and restricts the presence of the four phthlates DEHP, BBP, DBP and DIBP.

Albemarles Lithium Business and RoHS

The products of Albemarles Lithium & Advanced Materials business are very often used as raw materials in the manufacture of electronic equipment.

Our products are considered to comply with RoHS 2. For more details, please download our RoHS Declaration.