Munich, Germany EPCOS AG offers an online China RoHS component data service to help customers comply with the requirements of China's new law on hazardous substances in electronic products.
China RoHS, officially the "Administration on the Control of Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products" (ACPEIP), similar to EU RoHS, regulates electronics products containing six hazardous substances: lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls or polybrominated diphenyl ethers. Customers can now download an Excel table detailing which of the six restricted substances are contained in its products.
In addition, the web site also features background information on labeling requirements. Beginning March 1, 2007, when China RoHS goes into effect, manufacturers of electronic information products must clearly label their products if they contain the listed substances.
The web site also provides a summary of the ACPEIP, as well as links to the Ministry of Information Industry of the People's Republic of China (in Chinese), the German Electronic Manufacturers Association (ZVEI) and the American Electronics Association (AEA). Click the links for more information about ACPEIP and EPCOS products and EU RoHS and EPCOS products.