Regulation Compliance

Regulation Compliance


Metal Prep offers RoHS compliant, organic coding applied by a roll application process to meet specific customer requirements.

What is RoHS?

RoHS, also known as Lead-Free, stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. RoHS, also known as Directive 2002/95/EC, originated in the European Union and restricts the use of six hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products. Any business that sells applicable electrical or electronic products, sub-assemblies or components directly to RoHS countries, or sells to resellers, distributors, or integrators that in turn sell products to these countries, is impacted if they utilize any of the restricted materials.

RoHS specifies maximum levels for the following six restricted materials:

  • Lead (Pb): < 1000 ppm
  • Mercury (Hg): < 100 ppm
  • Cadmium (Cd): < 100 ppm
  • Hexavalent Chromium (Cr VI): < 1000 ppm
  • Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB): < 1000 ppm
  • Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE): < 1000 ppm

Additional information on RoHS compliance can be found at or go to the National Coil Coatings Association website for the RoHS Tutorial