International electrical and electronic manufacturing and materials supply companies know that product and component integrity can be vital for a diverse range of reasons. Especially to keep you compliant with the EU’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS).
Laboratory testing at Global Inspection Managing’s can become your greatest defence in proving that you have 100% transparency over all substances used in your electrical and electronic items.
Please keep in mind that our international testing laboratory is also available to help you to remain compliant with other global regulation in this sector too, including product safety rules specific to the USA, China, Japan, South Korea, Norway and Turkey.
Generating RoHS relevant data
No matter how scrupulous you are in your sourcing and operational processes, proving the quality and composition of your output comes down to specific data that can be difficult to curate internally.
It also needs to be data of sufficient credibility and depth to reassure customers and external regulators.
This often requires access to external laboratory testing and certification. It is the best way to secure independent verification that your products and their parts adhere to RoHS.
Fortunately, the team at Global Inspection Managing have the scientific skills and apparatus required to provide detailed product test reports. This includes certification of exemptions under the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive and lab reports that can help you to make changes that keep your products within RoHS requirements.
The methods we use for RoHS laboratory testing include expert screening, wet chemical analysis and non-destructive analysis techniques.
Often, the more complex or innovative your product is, the more of a stretch it is to remain compliant to RoHS, especially when your Research and Development team are prototyping new electrical and electronic devices.
We are a third-party testing partner able to measure the concentration of restricted substances. We can also ensure you don’t exceed RoHS limits on:
• Lead (Pb)
• Cadmium (Cd)
• Mercury (Hg)
• Hexavalent chromium (Cr)
• Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) and polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)
Global Inspection Managing not only mitigates your new product development risks, but we can also offer laboratory testing facilities to enhance your R&D and help you to find cost-effective change solutions.
Supply chain RoHS compliance
Of course, laboratory testing is not just so you can meet your international regulatory obligations and create RoHS certified products.
It also helps you to manage risk and cost in your supply chain. Are all the component manufacturers you engage with managing hazard control scrupulously, to protect both the environment and public health?
The more complex your product is, the more opportunity there is for something to slip through your own inspection and risk management systems. Laboratory testing provides commercial peace of mind and a way to verify components from potential new suppliers.
Quick risk assessments under RoHS
Access to assured laboratory testing allows you to get business intel on your products and materials quickly, so you are then in a position to respond equally fast.
This could mean finding an alternative or exempt substance for your assembly or switching suppliers so you can keep your RoHS record and commercial reputation intact.
For a quote for one-off RoHS certification or the cost of regular laboratory testing for electronic and electrical materials and items, please get in touch.