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Toxnot's RoHS Compliance Software

If you've been searching for an RoHS compliance software solution, you're in the right spot. Stay up-to-date and easily screen for potentially harmful substances with Toxnot's comprehensive product compliance software. Our tools empower your team to manage supply chain and materials data in one place, then check products against a wide range of legislation and standards.

Manufacturers and companies use Toxnot as an RoHS compliance solution to:

  • Stay up-to-date on product compliance standards for RoHS
  • Use reporting features to see information at a glance or generate in-depth audits
  • Make informed decisions about potentially toxic chemicals and materials
  • Provide transparent supply chain data to importers, purchasers, and other stakeholders

Toxnot simplifies reporting, tracking, audits, data analysis, and compliance determinations. Our user-friendly software combines your product data with industry standards and regulations.

Compliance is a complex subject that's constantly evolving. But when the information is easier to review and understand, compliance data can start to work for your company.

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Toxnot and RoHS Compliance

 

Toxnot's software brings all of the right info to your fingertips. It tracks supply chain, compliance, and materials data in one central location. Within the software, you can import information on the parts, substances, and materials you use within your products. There's also the capability to upload supplemental data, such as test results, certifications, or SDS files.

If your company is selling products with electric or electronic components within the EU, you will have to comply with RoHS. This includes compiling technical documentation of compliance, as well as completing an "EU declaration of conformity." There must also be a CE marking on the product itself. Additional elements of the legislation apply to the manufacturing process, how long documentation is kept, and more.

Toxnot is specifically designed to make navigating these complex requirements more simple. And if your team is supplying parts, rather than creating consumer-facing goods, the ability to hand over the correct information to your customers is likely to prove a valuable asset to that relationship.


Detailed product insights

Toxnot's software checks materials for compliance using a wide range of industry standards, including worldwide RoHS regulation. It automatically analyzes the data to create in-depth reporting on substances that bring down the product's overall score. In addition to tracking existing products, it can also be used to help refine material and supplier selections for future projects as users swap out different elements and see how they affect the finished product's compliance levels.

One big benefit of Toxnot's compliance software? Our program stays current with regulatory changes and product changes. It updates scores accordingly and proactively notifies you about any issues that arise from changes. As RoHS requirements evolve, Toxnot updates and adjusts to keep your information current, too.

When things change, you'll see updates reflected in your reports and receive notifications on the status of your products.


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Simplified data collection

Toxnot centralizes a wide suite of features in one place. Those include the abilikty to easily collect data, the integration of supplier data, the ability to send surveys to suppliers, data inheritance, and a product library. And that's all in addition to many other tools.

Excellent data collection and organization combine with powerful filtering and analytical tools to make Toxnot the ideal spot for managing everything related to compliance.

With Toxnot, you have the tools you need to manage RoHS compliance and other environmental regulations. The data and findings are easy to add, edit, analyze, and communicate.

 

 

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How Toxnot simplifies RoHS compliance

If you're already using Toxnot for your other ESG goals, it's a simple matter of running your products through the RoHS filter to see how they perform. That's because Toxnot compiles all your materials data in one place so you can quickly analyze for risks, impact on the environment, potentially hazardous substances, potential for recycling or circularity, and more.

Not using Toxnot? Our all-in-one software solution scales to handle whatever level of usage you need. Get started by adding one finished product, then play around with the software to discover everything you can do with your data.

 

RoHS's importance for companies and manufacturers

Any manufacturer or company that wants the opportunity to sell products with an electric or electronic component in the European Union needs to be able to navigate the region's RoHS regulations.

 

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What is RoHS?

RoHS stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment. European Union laws have governed the use of hazardous substances in EEE, or electrical and electronic equipment, since 2003.

RoHS was designed to protect both the environment and human health by limiting the use of hazardous substances in products that have an electronic or electrical component. Many of these products end up in landfills as electronics break or become obsolete; therefore, the presence of certain toxic chemicals represents a real challenge to human and environmental health.

What substances are regulated under RoHS?

The RoHS Directive restricts use of the following substances:

  • Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
  • Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP)
  • Cadmium
  • Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
  • Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP)
  • Hexavalent chromium
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)

These substances should not be present in consumer electronic devices, or devices with an electric or electronic component. RoHS sets out specific exceptions to that rule, as well as guidelines for how much of a substance must be present for it to run afoul of the law.

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Which companies need to be RoHS-compliant?

RoHS regulations govern all products that have an electric or electronic component that are sold within the EU.

RoHS itself is enforced by member states. The burden of compliance rests on the company putting the product on the market. This means that the manufacturers of distinct components may not have to comply with RoHS directly. However, purchasers of those components will need detailed materials data in order to comply themselves.

However, even for companies wholly outside the European Union, RoHS compliance is often still relevant. If you want customers within the EU to have the option to import your product, you'll want to be able to give them the relevant information for their own burden of compliance. It's also good information to have as part of risk management strategies.

 

 

Importance for companies outside the EU and EEA

Having chemical and material information on hand (and being able to show a transparent supply chain) can make your product more appealing for import. Toxnot gives you the tools to demonstrate regulatory compliance and supply chain transparency.

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What products fall under RoHS regulation?

The regulation applies to all products that contain any electric or electronic component. This includes:

  • Cell phones and other mobile devices, including tablets and e-readers
  • Televisions
  • Laptops and PC computers
  • Appliances, both large & small
  • Toys with electronics or electric elements
  • Radios & speakers
  • And much more!
 

There are certain exemptions, such as certain military equipment and select medical devices. However, just because a product category was previously exempt doesn't mean it has remained that way. For example, medical devices as a category used to have a broader scope exemption than they do today.

These changes and updates make keeping up with current standards essential. Good record-keeping and careful tracking of materials and supply chains can help companies future-proof their process.

How does RoHS relate to other standards?

Companies manufacturing and selling products have to keep multiple overlapping standards in mind. These can include California Prop 65, REACH, conflict mineral concerns, and more. While there is some overlap between RoHS and these other standards, just because a product complies with one set of standards does not necessarily mean it will pass muster for another set. Additionally, different authorities and regulations may require different types of authentication or documentation.

Toxnot integrates all of the relevant regulations you need to track materials and chemicals, communicate throughout the supply chain, and optimize for safety and compliance. It's a centralized system where all of the relevant RoHS compliance data can be accessed, filtered, studied, and shared.

The history of the RoHS Directive

RoHS went into force in February of 2003, with the goal of limiting the amount of certain substances found in electronics. RoHS 1 went into effect in 2006; additional changes have been made over the years.

The European Commission website calls WEEE (or waste electronic and electrical equipment) "one of the fastest growing waste streams." Coordinated, region-wide regulation under RoHS seeks to enact safer practices on a sweeping scale.

Electronic recycling makes the problem even more pressing. Not only does the recycling of electronics with toxic substances (such as lead and mercury) often damage the health of the person doing the recycling, but it can also lead to those substances re-entering the market because of contamination.

 

Toxnot for a comprehensive product RoHS compliance software

RoHS compliance is important to any company manufacturing or selling products in the EU. Toxnot simplifies the entire process. Try it out in order to discover a simpler, more effective, and up-to-date solution for handling the complexities of ESG, compliance, and sustainability goals.

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