The Material Testing Laboratory at TCR Engineering Services (TCR) in India, now offers manufacturers wishing to comply with the new RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive a useful resource in the form of testing services.
From 1st July 2006, all manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment are banned from placing products on the market that contain concentrations of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants in excess of 0.1% (by weight ). This means that every component of an electrical or electronic appliance has to be tested, including non-electrical parts, for example cable ties and plastic cases.
Manufacturers of products from computers to IT equipment to clock radios to toasters could find themselves banned from selling their product in the European market if they do not comply to these new directives by the specific date.
TCR is able to analyse for all restricted substances to the required limits to ensure that products meet the requirements and more importantly, do so while still retaining their fully product functionality.
Rohit Bafna, Director Global Sales at TCR says, "The manufactures that take a proactive approach to meeting the specified RoHS concentration levels not only avoid their product being banned from EU, they also show a commitment to the environment that puts them ahead of their competitors."
The analytical services offered by TCR includes both the Non Destructive Screening Method using X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy (XRF) as well as the Verification Method using Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) Spectrometer.