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RoHS and Reach Compliance

With the commitment to preserve and protect our environment, all current products of GCT are RoHS compliant. The RoHS Directive (Directive on Restriction On the use of certain Harzardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment 2002/95/EC) was adopted by Euopean Union in February 2003 and took effect on July 2006. Directive 2011/65/EU replaces 2002/95/EC on 2nd January 2013, GCT are fully compliant with the updated legislation. It is often referred as Lead-Free Directive, restricting the use of 6 hazardous substances, namely:

  • Cadmium
  • Hexavalent Chromium
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • PBBs (Polybrominated biphenyls)
  • PBDEs (Polybrominated diphenyl ethers)

PBB and PBDE are flame retardants often used in several plastics, e.g. they can be commonly found in the insulating housing of connectors. The maximum permitted concentrations are 0.1% or 1000 ppm (except for cadmium, which is limited to 0.01% or 100 ppm) by weight of each homogeneous material. Therefore, the purpose of RoHS is to reduce usage of these Hazardous Substances, which are likely posing risks to health of human being and the environment, and ultimately banning of them.

With the commitment to preserve and protect our environment, all current products of GCT are RoHS compliant. We are also closely monitoring the progress & implementation of China RoHS and REACH Directive (Directive on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, restriction of CHemicals EC/2006/1907), and will make any necessary steps & measure to ensure the compliance of these directives.

RoHS and Reach Certificate
GCT's RoHS and Reach Certificate

For further details about RoHS compliance of GCT products, you can contact us by emailing to rohs@globalconnectortechnology.com.