CLEVELAND – Manufacturers that ship finished products to countries in the European Union must comply with a stringent environmental initiative known as RoHS, a directive designed to restrict the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
RoHS-like legislation is now gaining popularity in North America and globally as more countries recognize the need for better handling and disposal of retired goods containing hazardous materials like lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl and polybrominated biphenyl ether.
To help make sense of these complicated environmental initiatives, National Coil Coating Association (NCCA) has developed a free e-learning module entitled, “The RoHS Directive.” The seven-minute tutorial explains in easy-to-understand terms the requirements of the EU’s 2006 RoHS Directive and additional global hazardous material compliance rules. Viewers also will learn about the benefits of using coil-coated metal in the manufacturing process and how coil coating may help meet the cradle-to-grave documentation requirements necessary for a product’s final producer to achieve RoHS compliance.
The NCCA’s “The RoHS Directive” is just one of 14 e-learning modules now available on the association’s Website for manufacturers, www.coilcoatinginstitute.org/tutorials.