RoHS

Regulation / Directive Conformance


RoHS --Restriction On Hazardous Materials



Definition
The European Union (EU) has adopted a directive concerning the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. Restriction of Hazardous Substance, RoHS, states that after July 1, 2006, electrical and electronic equipment sold in European Union Council Countries, not contain lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE). Exceptions are detailed in the Annex to the European Directive.

Apex Fasteners? Commitment
The majority of Apex Fasteners? part numbers are compliant with the current European RoHS directive. We are committed to providing our customers with RoHS compliant products. We will provide aid in the selection of parts that meet the particular requirements of each individual customer.

RoHS Compliance at Apex Fasteners
Apex Fasteners distributes a wide variety of hardware. In accordance with Dir 2011/65/EU as of June 8th 2011, Apex Fasteners follows Annex 3 Section 6 and all later references to RoHS will adhere to this callout. The majority of our products are compliant with RoHS. Section 6 of the Annex to RoHS concerning allowable concentration exemptions states:
"Lead as an alloying element in steel containing up to 0.35% lead by weight, Aluminum containing up to 0.4% lead by weight and as a copper alloy containing up to 4% lead by weight."

Custom Part Compliance:
Apex Fasteners provides custom parts to many customers. These parts are manufactured to customer supplied drawings and specifications. Any change or deviation is the responsibility of the customer. The customer is responsible for providing new drawings and/or specifications.

Certificate of Compliance
Compliance certification on specific part numbers can be supplied if requested at the time of order placement. RoHS compliance must be stated at time of order placement. Certification of RoHS compliance will be supplied at no charge. Specific analysis of chemical and material content on raw material is available for an additional fee.

Non Compliant Parts
We do have some parts that are not compliant because the finish contains cadmium, hexavalent chromium or lead. Many of these parts are for Military applications and are not subject to RoHS specifications. Other parts are not compliant per customer specification.

Online References
RoHS - The main website pertaining to the European Union
RoHS FAQs - As defined by the European Union
RoHS Directive 2011-65-EU - .PDF download

APEX FASTENERS, Inc 15858 Business Center Drive Irwindale, CA 91706 USA
APEX Fasteners supplies standard and custom screws, nut retainers, shoulder screws, plastites and taptites, all types of rivets, spring steel fasteners and special stampings, sems screws in standard, fractional or metric to electronics, aviation and other OEM industries worldwide. ApexFasteners.com custom manufactures screw machine components for electronic enclosure hardware as well as cold forming and cold headed specials for assembly and production requirements.
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