Electronic Products & Technology


October 30, 2015 by Stephen Law

Compact connectors are environmentally sealed

ANDERSON POWER Mini PL SPEC Pak series of compact, environmentally sealed connectors are touch safe on both sides and provide a latching shell. Devices provide power handling capabilities up to 23 amps and 600 volts ac-dc per pole, allowing more…
September 18, 2015 by Aury Hathout M.Env, certified environmental auditor, Enviropass Expertise

A change in seasons for environmental compliance

As the seasons shift from summer to Fall, many changes are also at hand within the world of Environmental Compliance of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE). Meanwhile, in the world of Environmental Compliance of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE), many…
July 20, 2015 by EP&T Magazine

Cleaning chemistry is effective on all flux types

KYZEN AQUANOX A4708 pH neutral electronic assembly cleaning chemistry is effective on all flux types, including no-clean and water-soluble residues. Product is a neutral range pH chemistry designed to rapidly clean under densely populated low-gap pcb assemblies. The chemistry is specifically…
April 14, 2015 by EP&T Magazine

Curriculum teaches tech-savvy students the science behind their gadgets

Ontario students will soon be learning a lot more about the science behind recycling their electronics thanks to new curriculum materials developed by Ontario Electronic Stewardship, the industry-led not-for-profit organization responsible for recycling electronics across the province. The materials, which…
February 17, 2015 by EP&T Magazine

Electronic OEMs taking steps to lessen impact on environment

The Design for Environment report released by the Electronics Product Stewardship Canada (EPSC) explores the progress electronics manufacturers have made in Canada on the three R’s waste hierarchy: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. The electronics sector has made a shift to…
January 30, 2015 by EP&T Magazine

E-waste sector facing worsened market conditions

This year, the international electrical and electronic goods recycling sector comes to the “International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2015” in Salzburg suffering under the impact of adverse market conditions. For many years now, the IERC has ranked among the most…
December 22, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

New RoHS substances notified to WTO

On December 17, 2014, the European Commission notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it will be adding four additional substances to the EU RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU). This will be done as a Delegated Directive amending Annex II (list of…
October 17, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Do your products comply with Chinese or European RoHS?

Given that the environment and human resistance to hazardous substances is roughly the same all over the globe, why are there so many legal requirements targeting the same issues? The one million dollars question is : Why does a product…
October 3, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

GreenCentre to collaborate with Xerox Research Centre of Canada

GreenCentre Canada Inc., Kingston ON, is looking to accelerate industry implementation of its game-changing green chemistry technologies by collaborating with the Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC), a leading materials research centre in Mississauga ON. GreenCentre, a national centre of…
September 25, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

RoHS exemptions set to expire in under 2 years

Since July 1, 2006 when the EU RoHS Directive first came into effect, the electronics industry has relied on exemptions that allow restricted substances to be used in specific materials or parts within a RoHS compliant product. Some of these…
June 27, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Final preparations for RoHS on medical devices + monitoring & control instruments

The clock is ticking! Most medical devices (category 8) and monitoring and control instruments (category 9) are required to meet the EU RoHS 2 Directive (2011/65/EU) requirements starting this July. The compliance dates for category 8 and 9 products are:…
April 25, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

WEEE recast directive update

The 14 February 2014 deadline for EU Member States to transpose the new Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Recast Directive 2012/19/EU into national WEEE Regulations has now passed. So far Bulgaria, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, the Netherlands and the…