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Electronics Production | June 22, 2009

Annex 5 of RoHS2 amended

The European Commission has amended the Annex to the RoHS Directive and added 6 new exemptions to the List within Annex 5 of the RoHS2 initiative.

These are: 33: Lead in solders for the soldering of thin copper wires of 100 µm diameter and less in power transformers. 34: Lead in cermet-based trimmer potentiometer elements. 35: Cadmium in photoresistors for optocouplers applied in professional audio equipment (until 31 December 2009). 36: Mercury used as a cathode sputtering inhibitor in DC plasma displays with a content up to 30 mg per (until 1 July 2010). 37: Lead in the plating of high voltage diodes on the basis of a zinc borate glass body. 38: Cadmium and cadmium oxide in thick film pastes used on aluminium bonded beryllium oxide. Source: Blog - Directive Decoder (Electronics Weekly)
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