The RoHS Calibration Standards guarantee the highest levels of accuracy and precision over a wide concentration range – from low ppm to low percentage. They offer unrivaled homogeneity and are the closest, in respect of composition, to official EU standards. Furthermore, carefully selected uncorrelated elemental concentrations allow accurate determination of line overlap correction factors.
- Increase of communication across the supply chain serves as a platform for the implementation of REACH and other initiatives.
- Tighter process control, overall reduced number of defects and increased production efficiency (contradicts information appearing elsewhere in the report)
- Increased skill levels in the global workforce due to retraining and the knowledge transfer to Asia and less developed countries (assumes that globalization is driven by RoHS). In addition, “Japanese people and knowledge are seeking inspiration in Europe and the US” (the condescension toward Japan is hard to understand given the statistics on innovation contained within the report).
- Less leaching in landfills because WEEE contains less hazardous material and increased incentives for recycling because lead-free solder contains silver and gold
- Pressure on other sectors (such as aerospace and IT industrial controls) and countries to move to cleaner processes and reduced use of hazardous materials (such as China RoHS and Korea RoHS)
- Competitive advantage for EU manufacturers in markets where RoHS legislation is pending or contemplated