Consultants call for two more RoHS exemptions

German consultancies the Öko-Institut and Fraunhofer IZM have advised the European Commission to grant two exemptions for certain uses of cadmium and lead from bans under the RoHS directive on hazardous substances in electronic equipment.

The recommendation follows consultations run earlier this year. The consultants found that the use of lead in integrated capacitors with PZT-based dielectric ceramics is unavoidable and should have a specific exemption. There is concern among manufacturers that this use will no longer be allowed from 2012.

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