RoHS (Restriction on the Use of Hazardous Material)
Legislation by the EU, China, Korea, etc. restricts the use of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, PBB and PDBE in certain products and applications. TE has essentially completed migration of impacted product lines to RoHS compliance as required. The following document provides an overview of the strategy used to implement RoHS compliance in TE.
TE actions to address Annulment of decaBDE exemption in EU RoHS:
REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals)
Requires substances manufactured in or imported into the European Union be registered. Substances will be evaluated from information gathered as part of the registration, and either authorized for general use or restricted for all or certain uses.
TE is actively engaged in determining and fulfilling any REACH obligations to ensure no interruption of product supply and to notify customers of any products which may contain Substances of Very High Concern (SvHCs).
PFOS (Perfluorooctane Sulfonates)
EU Directive 2006/122/EC restricts the use of perfluorooctane sulfonates PFOS, beginning 27 June 2008.
TE is in compliance with this Directive.
DMF (Dimethyl Fumarate)
EU Directive 2009/251/EC restricts the use of dimethyl fumarate (DMF), beginning 1 May 2009.
PAHs (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons)
Other "Substances of Concern"
Overview of substances of concern and where they may occur in TE products.