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THE WOODLANDS, Texas Huntsman Corporation selected Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) as its RoHS-compliance partner, and will begin the application process to receive the UL RoHS mark. UL created its restricted substances compliance program to help manufacturers demonstrate due diligence when complying with the EU's RoHS Directive. UL provides test services to determine levels of hazardous materials.
Huntsman will provide UL with samples of base chemicals and formulated chemical products it markets for electrical and electronic applications. UL will then test these samples at the homogeneous level to assess whether the levels for six restricted substances are in compliance with RoHS limits. Organizations whose products qualify for the UL RoHS mark must also accept on-site surveillance visits from a UL representative twice a year.
Huntsman is committed to environmental, health, and safety (EHS) protection, said Paul Hulme, president of the materials and effects division of Huntsman. David Haataja, vice president and general manager of UL's restricted substances business sector, added that UL will collaborate closely with Huntsman during the documentation process for end-products and components.