Newark InOne Revamps Web Site with Four-step Process for RoHS Compliance

New format, content, services intended to speed environmental compliance journey for engineers, component buyers

New format, content, services intended to speed environmental compliance journeyfor engineers, component buyers

Chicago — February 7, 2006 — With the July 1 date looming for the European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances directive (RoHS) to become law, Newark InOne is now offering additional compliance help on its RoHS Express site ( for U.S. and Canadian manufacturers looking to meet the new environmental regulations.

Newark InOne said it has identified four basic steps that an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) will typically consider on its way towards compliance with the RoHS directive. These steps form the framework for the revamped RoHS Express site:

  • Step 1: Understand RoHS

  • Step 2: Analyze parts lists/bills of material

  • Step 3: Purchase compliant parts

  • Step 4: Assure RoHS compliance accuracy
Design engineers and component buyers can use the new site to identify their level of progress and use the tools and/or content provided under each step to progress towards compliance.

For example, at Step 2, a company should be analyzing their electronic part purchases to see which are already compliant, which are changing their stock numbers and which have compliant substitutes available. Site visitors can make use of Newark InOne's free RoHS Data Service to discern this information, even if they are not current customers, by calling 1.800.4.NEWARK or visiting

Susan Fischer, senior vice president of marketing/e-commerce for Newark InOne, said that while RoHS compliance may not be easy for any company, smaller companies with fewer resources are at a decided disadvantage. "With the information and free services we can provide, we hope to level the playing field for them," she said.

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