RoHS Laboratory Testing

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.

R&D Guidance

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. Global Inspection Managing not only mitigates your new product development risks and chemical management audits , but we can also offer laboratory testing facilities to enhance your R&D and help you to find cost-effective change solutions.

We are a 3rd party quality inspection 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)

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.

The GIM Advantage

GIM's team of inspectors, auditors and lab experts are specialized by industry to ensure your products meet all safety and performance standards for your destination market.

Global coverage, local expertise
Detailed reports and photographic evidence
Reports posted online within 24 hours of completion
Dedicated and knowledgeable account managers

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Answers to some of the most common questions & concerns.

What is a RoHS test?
RoHS stands for "Restriction of Hazardous Substances," and is a directive adopted by the European Union (EU) to restrict the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). The RoHS directive aims to reduce the environmental impact of EEE and protect human health by limiting the presence of specific hazardous materials in these products. Some of the substances restricted by RoHS include lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, and certain flame retardants.
What does RoHS stand for?
RoHS stands for "Restriction of Hazardous Substances." It is a European Union directive that restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) to protect human health and the environment.
How do you test for RoHS compliance?
Testing for RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) compliance involves a series of laboratory analyses and assessments to determine whether electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and their components meet the specified limits for restricted substances. Here's a general overview of the steps involved:
  • Sample selection and laboratory testing
  • Material identification
  • Chemical analysis and testing
  • Documentation, labeling and certification
  • Continuous monitoring and compliance documentation
Is RoHS testing mandatory?
Yes, RoHS testing is mandatory for electrical and electronic equipment placed on the market in the European Union (EU). Here are some key points regarding RoHS testing and its mandatory nature:
Legal requirement and compliance responsibility
Product categories
Testing and certification
Conformity assessment procedures
Ongoing compliance and documentation
How much does RoHS testing cost?
The cost of RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) testing can vary widely depending on several factors, including the complexity of the product, the number of components to be tested, the testing laboratory chosen, and the specific requirements of the testing process.
To get an accurate estimate of the cost of RoHS testing for your specific product, it's recommended that you contact accredited testing laboratories or certification bodies directly and request a quote. Provide them with detailed information about your product, including its complexity, materials used, and any specific regulatory requirements that apply. This will help them provide you with a more accurate cost estimate tailored to your needs.

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