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Response to RoHS

Striving to protect the environment by developing RoHS-compatible products.

The RoHS Directive

photoThis EU directive concerns restrictions on the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. It was issued at the same time as the WEEE Directive in February 2003. There are six prohibited substances: lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (CrVI), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE). Products with more than a specified amount of these substances have been regulated in the EU countries since July 1, 2006. Plans call for regulations based on the RoHS Directive to be gradually extended to North America and Asia in the future.

KEL's response to RoHS

KEL actively contributes to protecting the global environment. We began compliance with RoHS in 2004 by restricting the use of toxic substances. As of June 2006, we had converted entirely to RoHS-compatible products for all our standard connector and socket products, and were selling those exclusively. Some of the racks and backplanes are not yet compliant, but in the future, we will be actively converting to RoHS-compatible products as required.

RoHS compliance information

This site has the search capability to determine whether a standard series product is compatible with the RoHS directive.
Please contact the relevant sales office regarding our schedule for unlisted products not yet in compliance. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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