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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 Directive 2011/65/EU became European law on 21.06.2011 and superseded Directive 2002/95/EC which had applied until then.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.

  • 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.

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:

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