|KAP and RoHS directive|
This European legislation is concerning about restricting the use of dangerous substances (RoHS 2002/95/CE) in electric and electronic equipment of civil use such as electrical appliances, computers, toys, telecommunication equipment, lighting, and others.
Since KAP is a manufacturer of electric components, it recognizes the applicability of the RoHS directive on its products and announces that it is already implementing it. The dangerous substances that should be restricted are as follows: lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chrome, Polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether (PBDE).
KAP Accomplishments – We have closed the inventory of the materials used in the products and made an assessment of its chemical composition. In some cases we have already implemented substitutions of materials to comply with RoHS. In the specific case of the electric contacts of our switches, we already offer cadmium free models that use alternative materials such as Nickel (AgNi) or Tin (AgSnO), for example.
Under consultation we can offer the “Declaration of Conformity” of the product lines that are RoHS compliant.