This directive restricts the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment.
RoHS is often referred to as the lead-free directive, but it restricts the use of the following six substances: Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Hexavalent chromium, Polybrominated biphenyls and Polybrominated diphenyl ether
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directives (WEEE):
In 2003, the European Parliament passed the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directives to encourage the reuse, recycling, and recovery of WEEE and to improve the environmental performance of all operators involved in the life cycle of electrical and electronic equipment, especially those dealing with WEEE.
The WEEE regulations apply to all electrical and electronic equipment placed on the European Union market that falls into any of ten (10) categories, unless the equipment is part of another type of equipment, which does not fall into any of
Most of Masterclock's products are considered Category 9, Monitoring and Control Instruments.
The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances Directive:
In 2004, the European Parliament and Council passed the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive to "protect human health and the environment by restricting the use of certain hazardous substances in new equipment".
The RoHS directive covers the same scope of electrical and electronic equipment that are under the WEEE directive, except that Category 8, Medical Devices, and Category 9, Monitoring and Control Instruments, which are under WEEE, are excluded from the RoHS directive.