ROVEL summary report

Hannu Hossi, Helge Palmen, Antti Turtola

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The target of this prestudy was to study the necessary changes in electronics due to the so called RoHS -directive (Directive 2002/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 27 January 2003, on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment [1]). The directive will ban the use of lead, quicksilver, cadmium, hexavalent chromium and flame retardant materials PBB (polybrominated biphenyls) and PBDE (polybrominated diphenyl ethers) in new electronic products put to market after 1 July 2006. The needed changes in materials and processes may alter the product so much that its properties do not correspond present.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSAFIR: The Finnish Research Programme on Nuclear Power Plant Safety 2003-2006
Subtitle of host publicationFinal Report
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
ISBN (Electronic)951-38-6887-7
ISBN (Print)951-38-6886-9
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

Publication series

SeriesVTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes


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