RoHS 2002/95/EC, 2000/53/EC and Chromium (VI)-free
passivation
RoHS 2002/95/EC, 2000/53/EC and Chromium (VI)-free passivation
RoHS is short for "Restriction of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment". The RoHS directive of the EU regulates the restricted use of hazardous substances and prohibits their use in newly introduced electrical and electronic devices after 01/07/2006 (with certain exceptions).
The 2000/53/EC Directive on End-of-Life Vehicles is basically the same in regard to the type and composition of hazardous substances. Different from RoHS, however, is the transitional period for hexavalent chromium in corrosion protection films which was extended to 01/07/2007.

With the exception of the steel line, SERTO products have complied with these now effective regulations for years already, a fact of which we are proud. SERTO steel unions were formerly yellow chromated, a process which guarantees high corrosion protection at a very affordable price.Yellow chromating contains hexavalent chromium and therefore does not meet the latest regulations.
The best, albeit more expensive alternative is blue passivation. All the new SERTO steel unions have been supplied with blue passivation for over a year. Articles with yellow chromated parts on stock will, however, be used where possible before the end of the transition period.
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