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2-day Workshop European Legislation: RoHS, WEEE and EuP

Your Obligations, Your Chance!

A major part of the supply chain for electronics products sold on the European market is located in China. Hence, Chinese companies (including HK companies) have to comply with European legislation, such as material bans and design requirements, if they will serve the European market successfully in the near future. Even more, eco-friendly design will not be a marketing issue solely, but also a matter of legal compliance mid-term. Preparing for eco-design now means being one step ahead of the market. Appropriate strategies and successful case studies will be presented.


Course Content

Day 1

Legal Basics and Consequences
  • RoHS Directive
  • WEEE Directive
  • Implementation in EU member states
  • Upcoming: EuP Directive
  • Obligations and chances: What do you have to do?
Workshop in Hong Kong
Date: 21-22 July 2005
Time: 9.30am – 5.00pm
Venue: City University of Hong Kong,
83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong,
Hong Kong
Language: English


Day 2

Compliance and Beyond - Eco-Design
  • Summary for day 1
  • Basic approaches to Eco-Design
  • Methodologies and Tools
  • Best practice examples
  • Brainstorming Eco-Design
Workshop in Shenzhen
Date: 25-26 July 2005
Time: 9.30am – 5.00pm
Venue: Hall HK, Shangri-La Hotel,
Shenzhen, China
Language: English (Chinese translation)


European Experts tell you European Legislation

Dipl.-Ing Otmar Deubzer studied Medicine in Erlangen in Germany and graduated from TU Berlin with Environmental Engineering. His main subjects are Water Management, Environmental Engineering, Microbiology, LCA and Waste Management. He started his career at the Fraunhofer IZM and TU Berlin from 1996 to 1999. From 1999 to 2001 he worked at the University of Tokyo in Japan on environmental engineering and EcoDesign in the electronics industry, before he came back to Fraunhofer IZM and TU Berlin in 2001. He is Chief Coordinator of EcoDesign issues across the departments of the Fraunhofer IZM and TU Berlin. His research focuses on environmental/sustainability issues around interconnection technologies in electronics with a focus on lead-free soldering and on the environmental and technological effects of the RoHS and WEEE legislation on the electronics industry. Since 2002, Otmar Deubzer is the General Manager of the European part of the international IMS-project EFSOT (Next Generation Environment Friendly Soldering Technology) where European, Japanese and Korean industry and university partners jointly work on technological and environmental issues in lead-free soldering.

Dipl.-Ing Andreas Middendorf works as a scientist in the department Sustainable Technologies of the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM) and the Technical University Berlin since May 1995. He is responsible for the development and implementation of methods and demonstrators for the estimation of lifetime for electronic appliances. He is a member of the MICRO RELIABILITY AND LIFETIME ESTIMATION PROGRAM of the IZM in Berlin and a scientific researcher for the collaborate research center 281 of the Technical University Berlin.

Further on he investigates technological aspects which combine the electronics design with environmental engineering techniques. This include environmental assessments through LCA and through other methods, especially for the evaluation of recycling attributes, the development of databases and software as well as environmental oriented product evaluation. He carried out courses on EcoDesign for electronic companies, holds two patents and has coordinated several cooperative research projects.

He studied electrical engineering at the Technical Universities of Aachen and Wuppertal where he specialized on information and communication technologies.

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