Statement on Conflict Metals
The elements: gold (Au), tantalum (Ta), tungsten (W) and tin (Sn) are commonly used in the electronics industry and they have a variety of sources, including what has been termed as a "Conflict Region". The eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been determined to be a "Conflict Region" recently.
As a manufacturer of products that contain gold, tantalum, tungsten and tin, ATP is committed to sourcing these materials only from socially and environmentally responsible suppliers.
ATP expects our suppliers to adhere to the Electronic Industry Code of Conduct (www.eicc.info) and do not knowingly use any metals originating from Conflict Regions.
The RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU (also known as RoHS2) restricts the use of certain substances including lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium and halogenated flame retardants PBB and PBDE in electrical and electronic equipment.
This declaration is based on analysis, vendor supplied analysis or material certifications, supplier declarations in
any means, and/or lab test results of the component raw materials used in the manufacturing process of
Restricted substances referred to in the RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU and
maximum concentration values tolerated in homogeneous materials are:
Cadmium (Cd) < 100 PPM
Lead (Pb) < 1000 PPM
Mercury (Hg) < 1000 PPM
Hexavalent Chromium (CrVI) < 1000 PPM
Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB) < 1000 PPM
Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE) < 1000 PPM
ATP products sold and/or imported into the European Union are fully compliant with the RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU.
China RoHS Compliance
China RoHS is similar to its European counterpart in that it prohibits the use of heavy metals (Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Hexavalent Chromium) and two brominated compounds (Polybrominated Biphenyls and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers). China RoHS differs in having two phases, having no exemptions, requiring marking of product to show compliance, and requiring testing of product to show conformity in implementing the second phase.
ATP is fully committed to environment protection and sustainable development and has set in place a comprehensive program, in conjunction with our customers and suppliers, for removing polluting and hazardous substances from all of its products where this is technically feasible.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
Under the recently introduced EU directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
, producers of EEE who place product onto the EU market are obliged to identify equipment suitable for recycling and allow it to be separated from other waste streams. The "crossed out wheelie bin" symbol with a black bar beneath it denotes that the product falls within these WEEE directive guidelines and will always be found either on printed directly on the product or within the user instructions. As a producer of WEEE, ATP Electronics, Inc. must support its market share proportion of the financial burden of the collection, treatment and recycling of EEE products, and so is legally required to register with a compliance scheme.