certifications, quality, and environment
Adam Tech acknowledges the elimination of hazardous materials in our products that impact our environment and human health. We have taken strict measures to provide products that are lead-free and free from other hazardous materials. Adam Tech's products are all fully compliant to RoHS2 Directive 2011/65/EU with no exemptions, China RoHS, REACH, Deca BDE, Halogen Free and conflicting Mining & Metals.
ROHS 2 STATEMENT
Adam Tech acknowledges RoHS2 Directive 2011/65/EU that is effective January 3, 2013. RoHS2 has the same hazardous substance limitations as RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC. All Adam Tech connector products comply with both RoHS and RoHS2 standards. RoHS2 is a CE Marking Directive. It is required that a CE marking and a declaration of conformity (DoC) be available for finished electrical and electronic equipment. Adam Tech manufactures interconnect components which are not considered equipment, therefore CE markings and DoC are not required on Adam Tech products. To assist with our customer requirements, Adam Tech will provide part specific Statements of Compliance and other documentation as required.
All Adam Tech products as of July 2006 have been compliant with the RoHS requirements per directive 2002/95EC. All drawings are clearly marked RoHS compliant and RoHS certificate of compliance documents are available on our website.
Adam Tech acknowledges the REACH regulation requirements and complies to all of its directives. REACH requires that products imported to the EU must be registered if substances in question are released under normal conditions of use and if the released substance is present in those articles is in quantities totaling over 1 metric ton per year. Adam Tech does not produce any products that fall under these criteria. Adam Tech now provides a REACH Certificate of Compliance on our website for all Adam Tech products.
Adam Tech confirms that all of our products comply with the new restrictions of Deca BDE as of July 2008. Our Certificates of Compliance have been updated to reflect this.
Adam Tech is now able to provide Halogen Free insulator upon request for many different connector series.
On March 1, 2007 the first phase of requirements went into effect. This phase covers marking and labeling of products and packaging materials. Adam Tech acknowledges the recent labeling law requirement (SJ/T 11364-2006) which was signed into force by the Chinese government for products sold in China. Section 4 of the General Rules states that "for electronic information products purchased for use as components in production, it is not necessary to add such marking to the product” Adam Tech is a supplier of such components and therefore exempt from labeling products. Adam Tech will give our best efforts to assist customers with labeling requirements.
CONFLICT MINING AND METALS
Adam Tech uses copper, gold and tin in the production of our products. By company policy we require all our suppliers to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct which prohibits the use of conflict mining and metals. We recognize the complex supply chain involved with certain metals and have taken steps to ensure that the virgin metals we purchase do not originate in conflict mines. 'Conflict Mining' and 'Conflict Metals' refers to the illegal control of some mines in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa. The electronics industry uses certain types of metals, some of which are potentially refined from minerals obtained from these mines. The primary minerals and metals that could potentially come from conflict mines are: • Cassiterite (tin) • Gold • Cobalt • Coltan (niobium and tantalum) • Wolframite (tungsten) • Pyrochlore (niobium) Adam Tech enforces our Conflict Mining/Metals policy and requires immediate corrective action from suppliers who violate of this requirement. Adam Tech and its approved suppliers do not knowingly use any materials from conflict mines and will regularly query suppliers to verify our requirements to enforce compliance.