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Screening of RoHS Prohibited Substances by Handheld X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzer


July 1, 2006 is fast approaching is expected as the date that will forever change the landscape of manufacturing and trade for most if not all the branches of industry doing business in Europe. Known more specifically as EU 2002/95/EC, the RoHS Directive calls on manufacturers to eliminate from their products any homogeneous materials, parts of subassemblies that contains prohibited substances.

The enforcement of these regulations is the true challenge. It can be attempted, let alone effective, only if sensitive and reliable testing methods and instruments are readily available for the parties involved. Both the suppliers of plastics and electronics sub-assemblies, as well as manufacturers and distributors of finished goods and inspecting organizations require simple yet effective tools for positive, high throughput compliance testing of materials and products. Give the likeliness of possible mix-ups, the only way to ultimately verify or confirm compliance is via screening of samples by using Handheld X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) Analyzer. Practical demonstration of XRF analyzer is provided.

Speaker Biographical Sketch

Mr. Kenneth C. Stehr has taken the position of Accounts Manager specializing in the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) domain at Thermo Electron Niton Analyzer.

Date: 21 June 2006 (Wednesday)
Time: 10:00am - 12:15pm
Venue: Rm G4302, 4/F, Academic Bldg, City University of Hong Kong,
83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon,
Hong Kong.
Language: English