RoHS, REACH, WEEE

Planar understands the importance of materials selection and how product design impacts recyclability at end-of-life. General information about some of the key regulations affecting Planar products can be found below.

Inquiries about specific Planar part numbers may be directed to Environmental.Compliance@Planar.com.

RoHS

RoHS refers to 2011/65/EU and restricts the following hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment: lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (Cr6+), mercury (Hg), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE).

Additional restrictions on four phthalates (DEHP, BBP, DBP, and DIBP) go into effect on July 22, 2019 as part of EU 2015/863. This amendment was passed on March 31, 2015 and will bring the total number of substances restricted under the RoHS framework to ten.

REACH

European Community Regulation EC 1907/2006 deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances. Different substances have different requirements for registration, notification, and restricted applications. 

WEEE

WEEE refers to the 2012/19/EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive adopted in July 2012 and regulates the management of electronic waste inside the European Union. All Planar products are marked in accordance with this Directive.