Relevant for: Electrical & electronics
On 18 May 2018, the European Commission renewed 7 RoHS exemptions in Annex III. These applications were evaluated and no reliable alternatives are available.
As compared with the proposal1, there is no technical change in the published RoHS exemptions. The amendment covered diversified applications of materials and components containing lead.
The renewed exemptions are listed in Table A below. Details such as scope and expiry dates can be referred to our previous E-ssentials1.
Table A. List of 7 RoHS exemptions in Annex III
Lead as an alloying element in steel
|6(b), 6(b)-I, 6(b)-II||Lead as an alloying element in aluminium||Directive 2018/740/EU3|
|6(c)||Lead as an alloying element in copper||Directive 2018/741/EU4|
|7(a)||Lead in high melting temperature solders||Directive 2018/742/EU5|
|7(c)-I||Lead in glass or ceramic||Directive 2018/736/EU6|
|24||Lead in solders for the soldering to machined through hole discoidal and planar array ceramic multilayer capacitors||Directive 2018/737/EU7|
|34||Lead in cermet-based trimmer potentiometer elements||Directive 2018/738/EU8|