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Environment-friendly Products

Environmentally Friendly Capacitors

Conform to environmental-related legislation and regulations.

EU2000/53/EC ELV Directive

End-of-Life Vehicle Directive

Objective To reduce, collect and reuse wastes from waste vehicles so as to promote recycling of those parts for environmental protection.

In designing vehicles, efforts must be made to reduce the use of hazardous substances. Vehicles must be so designed and manufactured that waste vehicles are easy to dismantle, reuse, recover, and recycle.
In automobile manufacture, the degree of use of recycled materials shall be as high as possible.

Lead, mercury, cadmium, and hexavalent chromium are in principle banned from use in vehicles sold from July 2003.

(EU)2015/863 RoHS Directive

Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances In Electrical and Electronic Equipment.

"Directive which places a ban on the use of hazardous substances" in relation to waste electrical and electronic equipment.

Objective To increase the protection of human health, as well as to ensure environmentally sound recovery and disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment.

Mercury, cadmium, lead, hexavalent chromium, PBB (bromine additive), PBDE (bromine additive) and DEHP, BBP, DBP, DIBP(Phthalates) shall not be contained in the equipment to be supplied to the European market from July 1, 2006.
Certificate of Compliance for RoHS3 according to the Directive

2012/19/EU Recast WEEE Directive

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment.

Directive to recycle waste electrical and electronic equipment in accordance with the RoHS directive shown above

Objective The top priority is to prevent waste electronic equipment (WEEE), then to reuse/recycle, in addition to other means of recovery such that it reduces the disposal of wastes. Furthermore it requires all of the economic operators related to the life cycle of electrical and electronic equipment (e.g. manufacturers; distributors; consumers; and particularly those who are directly involved in dealing with WEEE), to improve environmental performance.

Manufacturers will be obliged to recover home electrical products from August 13, 2005.

EU91/338/EEC Restriction of the Use of Cadmium in Plastics

Objective To restrict the use of Cadmium, thereby reducing environmental pollution and improving human health, whilst concurrently promoting research to find more environmentally friendly substitutes.

Council directive 91/338/EEC, amending for the 10th time Directive 76/767/EEC, provides that;-

Plastics such as PVC or its copolymer, polyurethane, polyethylene, cellulose acetate, cellulose acetate butyrate and epoxy resin which are used in packaging materials, clothes, and insulation materials for electrical products shall not contain cadmium of 0.01% or more. In addition, the use of cadmium plating is banned.

EU94/62/EC Packaging and Waste Packaging Directive

Objective To harmonize the policies among the EU countries so as to reduce environmental impacts by recovering and reusing packaging materials and wastes from packaging materials.

The total content of lead, cadmium, mercury and hexavalent chromium in the components of packaging materials shall be 100 ppm or less. This also applies to the "US restriction of heavy metal content in packaging materials."

EU2006/1907/EC REACH Regulation

Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals

Objective This Regulation should ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment through registration, evaluation, authorization, and restriction of chemical substances. At the same time, REACH aims to enhance innovation and competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry.

Notification must be necessary if articles are manufactured or imported inside the EU containing concentration of SVHC ("substances of very high concern") which is equal or greater than 0.1% and if the total amount is equal or greater than 1t per year . Product of ELNA observes with the latest.
Candidate List


Proposition65 Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986

Objective This regulation protects consumers in California from exposure to hazardous chemicals and covers more than 900 chemicals.

If a product sold in the state contains at least one of them, you must warn about the substance. If you do not display the warning, you will be in violation of Proposition 65.
Proposition65 List