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Regulatory Practices

REGULATORY PRACTICES

RT Dygert’s quality and technical staff review each of these directives to ensure that the supplied product complies with various regulations found throughout the world. Some of the more common regulatory requests are:

  • Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS):  This EU directive sets restrictions on certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. RoHS specifically restricts the usage of certain heavy metal, heavy metal compounds and brominated flame retardants in electronic and electrical equipment. All product supplied by RT Dygert is both RoHS and RoHS 2 compliant. 
  • Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH):  REACH is an EU regulation that deals with the registration of chemical or manufactured articles that are imported into the European Union. The heart of the REACH regulation is the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (ECHA). This list outlines chemicals or elements that are specifically required to be reported to the EU upon importation. The candidate list is constantly being updated and as of December 2013, there were 151 different substances on the list. Most parts supplied by RT Dygert are REACH compliant, but since the candidate list is always being updated, please check with us for current REACH status of our supplied products. 
  • Dodd Frank Conflict Minerals: As part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the conflict mineral regulation restricts the sourcing of certain minerals and elements from conflict regions inside Africa. Currently, this regulation restricts the sources of tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold to certified areas that do not directly or indirectly finance armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country. Currently, tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold are not used in the formulation of any rubber or plastic parts supplied by RT Dygert.