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Conflict Minerals: Keeping Violence Out of the Electronics Supply Chain

As the electronics industry continues to mature, sustainable and responsible sourcing of conflict minerals is growing in priority.Continue reading

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Maintaining WEEE Compliance

Under the WEEE Directive, producers must take several steps to enable end users to properly dispose of e-waste. In this article, we discuss how EU producers can meet these requirements.Continue reading

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WEEE Directives: Managing E-Waste in the EU

The WEEE Directive is one of many ways in which the EU is addressing the growing problem of e-waste management. In this article, we discuss its history and developmentContinue reading


Maintaining Compliance with the SCIP Database

Companies in the EU that manufacture, import, or distribute products containing SVHCs above a 0.1 mass percent (w/w) threshold are obligated to submit to the SCIP database. These companies are responsible for reporting the necessary information in a timely manner.Continue reading


SCIP: Bringing the EU Waste Framework Directive Into the Future

The EU Waste Framework Directive was recently revised to help close the information gap between manufacturers and waste disposal companies regarding hazardous substances. Learn more about the new SCIP database in this article.Continue reading


Maintaining REACH Compliance

The REACH regulation places responsibility on industries to manage the risks from chemicals. In this article, we explore how manufacturers and importers can comply with REACH.Continue reading


An Introduction to REACH

The REACH regulation was adopted in the European Union to address the production and use of chemical substances and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment.Continue reading


How RoHS Has Evolved

In this article, we take a closer look at the history of RoHS directives, from RoHS 1 (which took effect in 2006) up to the most recent directives under RoHS 3.Continue reading


RoHS: What Is It and How Does It Improve Electronics Manufacturing?

The Restriction on the use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) originated in the European Union and restricts the use of six hazardous substances in electronic equipment.Continue reading


Talema Toroidal Transformer Series Guide

Talema designs and manufactures an extensive range of 50/60 Hz toroidal transformers. In this article, we will discuss each of the main series in the Talema catalog to help you make the best selection for your application.Continue reading

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