Corintech's products conform to the Recast Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS 3) Directive 2011/65/EU ensuring their impact on the environment is minimised. Corintech also conforms to the WEEE directive for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment and is registered with the UK Environment Agency. Corintech is also registered with an approved compliance scheme for placing batteries and products with batteries on the market.
See below for further details on these directives:
Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS 3) Directive
The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive 2011/65/EU (including amendment 2015/863, known as RoHS 3) of the European Parliament, stipulates that certain hazardous substances must not be present above defined levels in products. Corintech works with its entire supply chain to ensure that all products comply with this directive.
How can I tell if a part delivered by Corintech is RoHS compliant?
All Corintech products are compliant. As RoHS 3 is now part of the CE compliance scheme, we do not mark our products separately as being RoHS compliant but CE mark all products in scope.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment or WEEE directive ensures that any product marked with the WEEE logo is separated from other waste streams to ensure that it is recycled in an environmentally sound manner.
Any product defined as 'finished' is subject to WEEE regulations. A finished product is defined by three criteria:
- A product with a housing i.e. not an OEM component or sub-assembly.
- A product either with an intelligent interface; RS232, PS/2 or USB or one that can operate on a stand-alone basis, i.e. independent of a host.
- A product that is dependent on an electric current to work properly.
All Corintech products that meet the above criteria are marked with the above WEEE logo. Any product not marked with the WEEE logo should be disposed of in normal waste streams as per current practice.
Under the U.K. implementation of the WEEE directive the following definitions apply:-
Historic WEEE - Goods shipped before 15h August 2005.
New WEEE - Goods shipped with the WEEE logo after 15th August 2005. Corintech Ltd., is registered as a supplier of EEE with the Environment Agency and makes all the necessary declarations with regard to WEEE sold within the United Kingdom. At the end of life, Corintech Ltd., will accept the return of WEEE for the safe disposal and recycling as per the following:
Historic WEEE – The collective producer responsibility for historic WEEE ended in 2013.
New WEEE - Corintech Ltd., accepts liability for New WEEE at the end of life and will dispose of safely or recycle goods wherever possible. Corintech Ltd. does not accept any liability whatsoever for the remote collection, shipping costs or packaging of returned goods. All costs associated with the return of WEEE will be born by the customer. Before returning New WEEE the customer must first contact Corintech Ltd. and request a WMA (WEEE Management Authorisation) number.
Customers are responsible for the costs of shipping goods to the Central Collection Point and Corintech Ltd. accepts no liability whatsoever for any such costs.
WEEE Central Collection Location:
Ashford Mill, Station Road
Fordingbridge, SP6 1DZ UK
Telephone: +44 (0)1425 655655
Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Directive
Corintech REACH Declaration
Under the terms of the EU Directive 1907/2006 concerning REACH, Corintech Ltd is classified as a “Producer/Importer/supplier of articles” because it manufactures or has manufactured electronic modules which are non-chemical products i.e. “goods”.
Corintech’s products are considered articles as defined in REACH Article 3 (3). These products/articles under normal and reasonable conditions of use do not have intended release of SHVC. Therefore, the requirement in REACH Article 7 (1) (b) for registration of substances contained in these products/articles does not apply. Furthermore, Corintech Ltd. is not required to produce material safety data sheets. (MSDS).
We do not use chemicals in our processes and our products do not contain Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) above 0.1%. This is with respect to the candidate list of 201 substances issued on the 16th of July 2019 by the ECHA. For a full list, please go to the following web page:
All batteries supplied by Corintech in equipment or as spares are "Portable" (non-industrial or non-automotive) and should be disposed of according to local regulations. The customer may, at their own expense, return batteries to Corintech for recycling at the address above but take note of any transport regulations relating to lithium batteries.