ISO 9001:2008

Cert. No.: FM 78329

We have already successfully introduced RoHS compliant products into the market and we are working on gradually replacing components containing lead or other restricted substances in all of our product lines.

Thanks to our many years of process experience and longstanding international partnerships, we are able to ensure the reliability of our components in respect of their compliance in accordance with the requirements of RoHS, WEEE and lead free standard. We are working on cost-effective lead-free production techniques that secure Kopen's high product quality.

Restriction Of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Many chemical substances added to the material to enhance product functionality have been proven to be dangerous to the environment and human health. To minimize the environmental impact, EU member states have introduced new legislation known as RoHS, which will both ban the use of lead and some other substances in electrical and electronic products.

EU Directive restricts the use of 6 hazardous materials in the production of various types of electronic & electrical equipment. It is one of a series of EU environmental Directives and is closely linked with the WEEE Directive.

Prescribed maximum concentration levels of restricted substances (except exempted materials)

Restricted Substances
By weight of homogeneous material
Lead (Pb)
0.1% or 1000ppm
Mercury (Hg)
0.1% or 1000ppm
Cadmium (Cd)
0.01% or 100ppm
Hexavalent chromium (CrVI)
0.1% or 1000ppm
Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)
0.1% or 1000ppm
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)
0.1% or 1000ppm

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

It is an initiative of the European Union to preserve, protect and improve the quality of the environment, protect human health and utilize natural resources prudently and rationally. EU aims to place waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) as one of the target areas to be regulated, in view of the application of the principles of prevention, recovery and safe disposal of waste.

Products shall be marked with:

  • The crossed wheelie bin symbol
  • In exceptional cases (e.g. where necessary due to the size or function of the product) the symbol shall be printed on the packaging, instructions for use and warranty;
  • A mark clearly indicating that they were placed on the market after 13 August 2005. (New European standards will be developed for this purpose).

"Producers", or third parties acting on their behalf, shall establish systems for the recovery or recycling of WEEE and meet targets for the rates of recovery (70 to 80%) and recycling (50 to 75%) based on the average weight per appliance for each category of WEEE.

These targets apply overall within each Member State, but nevertheless highlight the minimum rates that producers should aim for, contributing towards the national obligations.

The RoHS logo

In order to enable our customers and users to identify KOPEN's RoHS compliant products as simply as possible, we have introduced our own logo. Once we have checked that a product conforms to RoHS 2002/95/EC, the logo will be used on the packaging.

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