What does it mean to be ‘environmentally conscious’? Most of us take the time to make greener choices, but it hasn’t always been easy. Activists began lobbying for environmental protections since the industrial revolution. In April of 1970 the first formal event, Earth Day, was celebrated. Marking the importance of environmental awareness has become an annual event. On April 22nd, we, along with the rest of the world, will show our support for protecting the environment.
Because we supply metals and alloys to high-tech industries, EFI works diligently to ensure that all our materials meet the strictest environmental regulations. Through managing supply chains and suppliers, we deliver products that restrict substances that are dangerous to humans and the environment. By surveying our major suppliers for compliance with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS), we can state that EFI is in compliance with all directives for manufacturers using our metals and alloys.
Complying with Directives 2002/95/CE and 2011/65/EU confirms that our steel and alloy products do not contain substances such as asbestos, PBBs, Penta or octa-BDE brominated flame retardants, organic tin compounds, organophosphate compounds, phthalates, ethylene glycol ethers, PCBs, or Chromium (VI) and its compounds. Cadmium, lead, mercury are not added to any of our alloys, but trace amounts may be present because of raw material impurities. Directive 2003/11/EC compliance ensures that Pentabromodiphenyl ether (pentaBDE) and Octabromodiphenyl ether (octaBDE) are not found in any of our steel and alloy products.
Adhering to governmental regulations is vital to today’s manufacturing sector across all industries. Earth Day is a celebration of such resulted clean air, water, and land. Through regulatory programs, rules are in place to lessen the industrial impact on the environment.
When our special purpose metals and alloys are used in components for aerospace/aviation, electronics, medical, lighting, optical, telecommunications, ceramics, and other high-technology industries, you can be sure that they do not contain known hazardous substances and are fully compliant with RoHS Directives 2002/95/CE, 2011/65/EC, and 2003/11/EC.