Directive 2011/65/EU RoHS II and EU Standard EN 50581
RoHS stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances and applies to electrical and electronic devices
Standard 50581 of the CENELEC (European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization) published in September 2012 aims to ensure the satisfaction of the basic requirements of EU Directive 2011/65/EU ("RoHS2"). Directive 2011/65/EU became European law on 21.06.2011 and superseded Directive 2002/95/EC which had applied until then.
EN 50581:2012 “Technical documentation for the assessment of electrical and electronic products with respect to the restriction of hazardous substances” was passed on 11.06.2012 by all national committees of CENELEC and was published as a harmonised standard in the official journal of the European Union.
Future obligations for manufacturers
The standard provides manufacturers/distributors with information regarding the management of component data. In addition to the obligations already contained in the RoHS Directive, manufacturers now also have to produce technical documentation, the content of which is stipulated in EN 50581. These instructions are organised by the main tasks of manufacturers:
- Assessing supplier and material confidence (EN 50581 - Clause 4.3.2)
- Establishment and definition of the required work
- Collecting and assessing information (reports) (EN 50581 - Clauses 4.3.3/4)
- Ensuring the long-term validity of documentation (EN 50581 - Clause 4.3.5)
ProMinent GmbH has a large number of product groups, which fall into various scopes of this directive. We have assigned these to the three levels of implementation by product group under RoHS. By 22 July 2019, all products (open scope) will then comply with the substance restrictions of RoHS II.
This means that even today there are some products which are free of the materials included in the banned substances list. However, there are also products which, due to their assignment to the product categories under RoHS II, only need to meet these requirements in July 2019 – but they therefore also conform to RoHS II, and do not therefore yet have to comply with the substance restrictions.
- As your search result, you will receive a PDF, certifying the product’s CE conformity – if the device is one which falls under the product categories of RoHS, it therefore conforms to RoHS II and is free of dangerous substances included in the banned substances list.
- You will receive a RoHS conformity certificate if working with products which do not have to comply with CE (e.g. spare parts such as O-rings, plastic parts etc.). The product is then free of dangerous substances according to the banned substances list and RoHS II.
- Your info will include a year date (2019). On the basis of its product group characteristics, this product is then only subject to the banned substances list from the year stated. We cannot ensure that such products currently comply with the substance restrictions according to RoHS II.
By going to the Download area of this website, and searching for "RoHS", you will find three PDF files, where you can search for the desired material number: