RoHS stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances and restricts the use of specific hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products. Sometimes there is confusion between RoHS and REACH. REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. Both are regulations of the European Union. The main difference between RoHS and REACH is that REACH pertains to all chemicals and RoHS bans substances that are present in electrical and electronic products.
Liqcreate photopolymers are not electronic products themselves, but the resins can be used for applications related to electrical and electronic products.
Based on current formulas, the latest available information and to the best of the knowledge of Liqcreate, Liqcreate declares that the following resins conform to the requirements of the European Union’s Restriction on the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) Directive 2015/863 (RoHS3):
- Liqcreate Strong-X
- Liqcreate Tough-X
- Liqcreate Flexible-X
- Liqcreate Clear Impact
- Liqcreate Wax Castable
- Liqcreate Premium Tough
- Liqcreate Premium Flex
- Liqcreate Premium Model
- Liqcreate Premium White
- Liqcreate Premium Black
- Liqcreate Hazard Glow
- Liqcreate Stone Coal Black
- Liqcreate Deep Blue
- Liqcreate Resin Cleaner (cleaning agend, no resin)
The products of Liqcreate are RoHS compliant.
RoHS is often referred to as the ‘lead-free directive’, but it restricts the use of the following ten substances (RoHS3):
– Cadmium (0.01 %)
– Lead (0.1 %)
– Mercury (0.1 %)
– Hexavalent chromium (0.1 %)
– Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) (0.1 %)
– Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) (0.1 %)
– Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (0.1 %)
– Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP) (0.1 %)
– Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) (0.1 %)
– Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) (0.1 %)
The first six substances applied to the original RoHS (RoHS1) while the last four substances were added under RoHS3 (since July 2019). For more general information regarding RoHS, please visit the RoHS Guide website.
If there are any questions regarding RoHS and Liqcreate resins or if you would like to receive the declaration of compliance, please fill in the contact form at the Liqcreate website.