The Directive on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment 2002/95/EC commonly referred to as the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive or RoHS) was adopted in February 2003 by the European Union.
The RoHS restricts the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment. It is closely linked with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) 2002/96/EC which sets collection, recycling and recovery targets for electrical goods and is part of a legislative initiative to solve the problem of huge amounts of toxic e-waste.
Though Markem-Imaje is not required to make its marking equipment RoHS compliant, it has nevertheless taken action to make its core product line RoHS compliant. All new designed printers are RoHS compliant. Also, and most importantly, Markem-Imaje has made all of its CIJ consumables RoHS compliant. This in fact guarantees customers, who are subject to this directive, their products will not be altered in the printing process.