Three RoHS Exemption Extensions are Official

Earlier this week, the European Union (EU) officially published three RoHS exemption extensions.  The extensions, collectively known as Pack 7, concern the use of lead and cadmium in reflective and optical glass, and the use of lead in bearing shells and bushes for certain compressors.

IPC was an active member in the cross-industry association that supported these exemption extensions and a number of other exemption extensions, which are still under review by the EU Commission.  Publication of draft delegated acts, for public notice and review, or the remaining pending extension requests, known as Pack 9, is expected this summer or early fall of 2017.

IPC will continue to remain engaged in advocating for its members on RoHS extension requests, including a meeting with DG Environment later this month.

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