SMC provides the products applicable to not only the RoHS, but also the major environmental laws and regulations
(domestic/overseas) and regulations in the industries to take the environmental considerations.
|Major prohibited chemical substances [including chemical substances regulated by RoHS]
- Lead (RoHS Directive is observed strictly.)
- Cadmium (RoHS Directive is observed strictly.)
- Mercury (RoHS Directive is observed strictly.)
- Hexavalent chromium (RoHS Directive is observed strictly.)
- PBB (RoHS Directive is observed strictly.)
- PBDE (RoHS Directive is observed strictly.)
- Certain azo dye or pigment (When azo chemical compound is decomposed by means of the test method defined in German Commodity Regulation, certain amine may be produced. The regulation applies to the dye of the human contact portion of products manufactured as function that is continuously in contact with the human body.)
- Tri-substituted organostannic compounds (tributyltin compounds, triphenyltin compounds)
- Polychlorobiphenyl (PCB, etc.)
- Polychloronaphthalene (The number of chlorines is 3 or more.)
- Short chain chlorinated paraffin (C10-C13)
- Asbestos, etc.
- Ozone-depleting substance (fluorocarbon or halon, etc.)
- Radioactive substance
- Formaldehyde (wooden products using chipboard or plywood)
- PFOS (Products shipped from May, 2008)
- Dimethyl fumarate (DMF)
- Certain benzotriazole (2-(2H-1,2,3-benzotriazole-2-yl)-4,6-di-tert-butylphenol) (Ultraviolet ray absorbent)
- Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) (Packing material and heat shrinkable tube applications)
- Class 1 and 2 certain chemical substances stated in Act on the Evaluation of Chemical Substances and Regulation of Their Manufacture, etc. (Substances other than those described above)
- Certain poisonous substances stated in Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Act (Substances other than those described above)
- Manufacture prohibited and manufacture allowed chemical substances stated in Industrial Safety and Health Act (Substances other than those described above)
- Refractory ceramic ﬁber
- Benzenamine, N-phenyl-, reaction products with styrene and 2,4,4-trimethylpentene (BNST) (Excludes rubber products (other than tires))
- PAHs (Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons)
* Usage standard and scope of application are shown in ( ).
California's Proposition 65
Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986
In order to prevent the exposure of the human body to known toxic chemicals, the act states:
1. Drinking water sources are to be protected from being contaminated with chemicals known to be toxic (environmental protection).
2. Because of the proposition to prevent the exposure of the human body to known toxic chemicals becoming law in California, USA in November 1986, businesses are prohibited from knowingly exposing individuals to listed substances without ﬁrst providing a clear and reasonable warning.
* Regarding SMC products
1. In general, SMC products are not intended for use with drinking water.
2. Some materials contain substances listed as toxic under California's Proposition 65. In such cases a clear and reasonable warning must be provided.
Ex.) Lead and its compounds, carbon black, DEHP, DBP, bisphenol A (BPA), etc.
* Please contact your local sales representative in advance if you require a product that can be used in conformation with California's Proposition 65.
|Research for substances of concern of SMC products
SMC basically provides answers using the formats, such as JAMP (AIS), Material Declaration (Ship Recycling Convention), and chemSHERPA.
Customers purchasing SMC products should study the regulations to understand their legal obligations.