Introduced in 2006, the EU directive "Restriction of the use of Hazardous Substances" outlines restrictions of the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
The substances in question are Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Hexavalent Chromium (Cr6+), Cadmium (Cd) and two polybrominated flame retardants (PBB and PBD).
Eltek started the preparations to meet the directive requirements as early as 2003, and we fully comply with the directive within the area it comprises.
The challenges in finding alternatives for the mentioned substances are to find replacements that have the same quality and characteristics and at the same time are environmental friendly.
Lead in soldering of electrical components has been one of the most comprehensive substances to replace, because of all the process steps that are implied.
Eltek has investigated a lot of time and effort to change the soldering process to lead-free and at the same time keep the quality and reliabilty level for our products on top.
For more information about the RoHS directive, please visit the EU page: