We are ISO 9001:2008 Registered!
Edmund Optics is pleased to announce that several of its facilities, including the corporate headquarters in Barrington, New Jersey, are ISO 9001 certified. EO employs a strict global quality program that is monitored by experienced staff and supported by the most innovative optical testing available.
EO manufactured products undergo rigorous and thorough testing as part of the company's quality program and in compliance with EO's global quality procedures.
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Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Recast or "RoHS 2" was adopted June 8, 2011 and published in the Official Journal of the European Union on July 1, 2011, thereby establishing its effective dates. It repeals the original RoHS Directive which has regulated hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) since June 2006.
The RoHS directive regulates the use of six hazardous substances (lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, and the flame retardants: PBDE – polybrominated diphenyl ether and PBB – polybrominated biphenyl) in electrical and electronic products and restricts them from being sold on the European Union market.
The RoHS directive under the Recast now includes a CE-marking directive. This means if an electrical/electronic product, device or equipment has the CE mark, it is also RoHS compliant.
The impact of the RoHS directive can be seen around the world. Most product manufacturers, importers and exporters, as well as consumers, require the products they purchase to meet this directive or use an exemption that allows the product to be sold in the EU marketplace.
What happens if my product contains one of these six hazardous materials?
A product that exceeds the maximum levels allowed by the directive cannot be sold in the European Union after July 1, 2006. Remember that many other countries have developed their own version of RoHS and other initiatives to restrict substances that may be hazardous.
Will the products I buy from Edmund Optics comply with the RoHS Directive?
As a manufacturer and supplier of a diverse range of products, EO continuously reviews our product offering with product designers and suppliers to improve our product lines and meet RoHS requirements whenever possible. Due to the complex nature of optics, many optical components must include the use of lead and/or cadmium to maintain the effective refractive index, partial dispersion and UV transmittance for various technical applications. These products which contain the restricted substances utilize an exemption which is not scheduled to expire until 2015
What changes occurred with RoHS 2 that impact Edmund Optics product lines?
- Exemption Expirations: There is now an expiration on the exemptions used on some of our products. These exemptions may be renewed by the EU Commission no earlier than 6 months before the expiration.
- CE Mark: Required for electronics that EO will import into the European Union directly. This does not impact our optical materials and products that are not considered electronics.
If an item that you wish to purchase is not RoHS compliant please contact one of our Product Support Specialist who can assist you in obtaining a RoHS compliant product for your application needs. To learn the current status of specific stock numbers and print a certificate for compliant stock numbers, use our RoHS Lookup Tool. For additional information regarding the RoHS status of our products and all other environmental product questions, please email EOCompliance@edmundoptics.com.