RoHS and REACH
RoHS (Restriction Of Hazardous Substances) bans substances present in electrical/electronic equipment such wiring, components, circuit boards etc. whereas REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization And Restriction Of Chemicals) controls all chemicals that might be used to manufacture the product including i.e. coatings, paints, solvents, and chemicals used during manufacturing.
The substances that RoHS forbids are lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls, and polybrominated diphenyl ethers.
REACH is a more general regulation and deals with 197 substances of very high concern (SVHC). While RoHS bans substances present in electrical/electronic equipment, REACH controls all chemicals that might be used to manufacture a product, including enclosures, brackets, coatings, paints, solvents, and chemicals used during manufacture.
At MARS we naturally ensure that our products comply with RoHS and REACH