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Solid State Optronics

Statement on RoHS / REACH

Solid State Optronics (SSO) offers a wide range of optically isolated devices, all of which are environmentally friendly. SSO utilizes independent, third party labs to test and certify our products towards two certifications:

  • RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive)

    This directive restricts the use of six substances including –

    • Lead (Pb)
    • Mercury (Hg)
    • Cadmium (Cd)
    • Hexavalent chromium (Cr6+)
    • Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)
    • Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE)
  • REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals)

    This directive is an ongoing effort to restrict the use of multiple potentially hazardous substances. As of July 2014, there are 155 substances on the ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) candidate list.

More substances will be added to future candidate list releases as both directives continue to evolve.

Adhering to updated candidate lists is a priority for SSO and as a company our policy is to renew RoHS and REACH certificates on a yearly basis. Products are submitted to laboratories towards the end of each calendar year, with the most recent certifications from December 2013.

As a general statement, SSO does not use hazardous materials. To date, every substance highlighted by RoHS and REACH candidate lists are “not detected” in SSO products.

For more information on RoHS / REACH certifications, SSO testing policies, and substances used in SSO products contact us by:

Statement on Conflict Minerals

Several common materials used in the electronics industry – gold, tin, tungsten and tantalum – come from a variety of sources, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Refined materials from minerals originating from the DRC have been termed “Conflict Materials” and their trade may be supporting human rights atrocities in the region. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protect Act is designed to cut direct and indirect funding of armed groups in the DRC responsible for these atrocities.

Helping to support international efforts to curb human rights violations, Solid State Optronics (SSO) has developed policies that cooperate with the actions of governments and organizations designed to increase supply chain awareness and transparency in reporting and sourcing conflict-free minerals.

Following with rules and regulations implemented by the Dodd-Frank Reform, SSO has:

  • Requested information from all current vendors identifying raw material sources
  • Verified that all existing vendors adhere to “Conflict Free” policies by sourcing from approved smelters and suppliers
  • Implemented New Vendor qualification procedures that verify vendor adherence to the Dodd-Frank Reform

SSO has completed the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition and Global e-Sustainability Initiative (EICC-GeSI) Conflict Minerals Reporting template (version 3.01). The EICC document as well as any additional information is available upon request by: