RoHS Directive – 2002/95/EC

RoHS & Mercury Free, REACH, and Conflict Minerals Compliance Statements


Electronic Fasteners Incorporated is working to maintain ROHS, REACH, and Conflict Minerals compliance for all products we sell. We are working with our representatives, manufacturers, importers and distributors throughout the world to ensure that they too comply with their obligations under these regulations, as well as, meeting our recommended guidelines.

We will maintain our strong commitment to global corporate responsibility, taking into account customers, employees, manufacturers, and the environment. We will share our findings and make declarations available to you, while continuing to work with our business partners and supply chain to enforce high standards of compliance.

Below we have provided a basic overview of the regulations for your convenience and a downloadable copy of our compliance policy statements.

View our RoHS Directive – 2002/95/EC

The Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) Directive was established by the European Union (E.U.). It affects manufacturers, sellers, distributors and recyclers of electrical and electronic equipment containing lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chrome, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE).

After July 1, 2006 the use of the materials above specified thresholds were banned in new products sold in Europe; however each E.U. member country applies its own laws in regard to the directive. As noted, the Directive requires that each separate homogenous part of the component not contain more than the specified concentrations for the following substances:

Lead (PB) 0.01% maximum
Cadmium (Cd) 0.01% maximum
Mercury (Hg)) 0.1% maximum
Hexavalent Chromium (CrVI) 0.1% maximum
Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) 0.1% maximum
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) 0.1% maximum

The term homogenous refers to meeting the concentration of each restricted material and being below the specified threshold for each component capable of being physically separated.

Examples of homogenous materials include: glass, plastics, ceramics, alloys, metals, paper, resins, and coatings.

Click here to read the RoHS Directive Documentation