LPD Lab Services offer a comprehensive RoHS compliance testing service. The RoHS European Regulations limit the amount of certain chemicals in the constituents of products and appliances, the limits apply to the following:
- Lead (Pb)
- Mercury (Hg)
- Cadmium (Cd)
- Hexavalent Chromium (Cr 6+)
- Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBBs)
- Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs)
In order to declare a product RoHS compliant we test for levels of the above chemical species in the homogenous components of a product. Importantly we can perform a RoHS initial test in order to check if there are likely to be any significant levels of the named substances if required.
We use a combination of XRF, FTIR, SEM/EDX and occasionally AAS in order to ascertain if the product is RoHS compliant.
PBBs and PBDEs are used as fire retardants in a many product types from polymers and films through to circuit boards and papers. We generally test for the level of bromine in a sample of material; if the level is high we can then do further tests to ascertain if the bromine is in the PBB or PBDE form using FTIR.
Chromium Six is used in certain products, it is a potent carcinogen and hence is restricted by RoHS regulations. It can occur in paints, inks, coatings, plating, dyes, wood preservers, leather tanning solutions conversion coatings and steels.
SEM/EDX is used to check that lead free solders have been used in various soldered joints in PCBs.
Once LPD Labservices have analysed your product we can issue a test report which meets the requirements of the RoHS standard to ensure you have proof your products are compliant.
Please contact us to discuss your RoHS testing requirements.