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REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and restriction of Chemicals) is the regulation controlling chemicals in Europe. It came into force on 1st June 2007 and replaced a number of European Directives and Regulations with a single system.

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Several European government sites provide excellent information including the UK site listed below:


Finally, you may view and download REACH directives, guidance information and survey forms by clicking on the following links below:

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Glossary of Terms

Ag Silver
BFR Brominated Flame Retardant
BGA Ball Grid Array
Bi Bismuth
BOM Build of Material
Cd Cadmium
CEM Contract Electronics Manufacturer
Cr (VI) Hexavalent Chromium
CRT Cathode Ray Tube
EC European Commission
EEE Electrical and Electronic Equipment
EIA Electronics Industry Alliance
ELV End of Life Vehicles
ESH Environmental Safety & Health
EU European Union
Hg Mercury
IC Integrated Circuit
iNEMI National Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (a.k.a NEMI)
IPC Institute of Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits
ISO International Organization for Standardization
JEDEC Joint Electric Device Engineering Council
JEITA Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association
MCV Maximum Concentration Value
MLCC Multi Layer Ceramic Capacitors
MSL Moisture sensitivity level
NiAu Nickel/Gold
OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer
Pb Lead
PBB Polybrominated Biphenyls
PBDE Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether
PCB Printed Circuit Board
PCN Product Change Notification
PVC Polyvinylchloride
RoHS Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances
SMD Surface Mount Device
SMT Surface Mount Technology
Sn Tin
WEEE Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment