XRF Applications

Electronics (RoHS / WEEE) Applications

XRF offers efficient solutions for the analytical requirements for the determination of regulated substances in electrical and electronic equipment according to the European Directive RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) and WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronical Equipment).

The RoHS directive forbids the use of the hazardous metals cadmium, lead and mercury as well as hexavalent chromium and the brominated flame retardants containing PBB and PBDE. The WEEE directive simultaneously regulates the minimum quotas for the recycling and reuse of electrical and electronic waste, for which products containing low levels of harmful substances are an important prerequisite.