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Electronics Production | August 14, 2006

Will REACH really be like RoHS on steroids?

How much impact on the electronics industry will the new REACH have?
In many companies, the RoHS directive has been a catalyst for major supply chain changes.

Whether by strategic intent or as a consequence, the new EU environmental laws are impacting global businesses in a major way and creating much debate in the process. As we have seen, there is a tendency for the highest standards prevailing in any key market to dictate the wider market's evolution. And so to the next major initiative — an overhaul of the EU's chemicals policy that goes by the snappy acronym REACH (Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals) seeks to replace over 40 existing chemicals management directives with one regulation.

Click here to read the full article on EETimes.com.
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