What is RoHS?
The European Union adopted the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive 2002/95/EC on January 27, 2003, limiting the use of dangerous substances in certain kinds of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) available in the European market beginning July 1, 2006. It aims to protect human health and the environment by restricting the use of certain hazardous substances in new equipment. Products already on the market in Europe prior to the effective date are unaffected by these measures and can therefore continue to be sold.
Are CTC products affected?
No. Electrical and Electronic Equipment in the EU is divided into ten different categories. The RoHS Directive DOES NOT apply to equipment in category 8 or 9. CTC automation products fall under category 9 (“monitoring and control instruments”) and are therefore not covered by the RoHS Directive.
What is CTC’s Environmental Policy?
At CTC we are committed to running our company in an environmentally responsible manner. As such we recognize the benefits of minimizing or eliminating the use of potentially hazardous substances from our products and manufacturing processes. While CTC automation products are not covered by the RoHS Directive, we chose in 2004 to use it as a guideline in the design of all of our new products.