Shimadzu Scientific Publishes White Paper Outlining RoHS Compliance Requirements s

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Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc. (SSI), one of the leading developers of analytical instrumentation in the U.S., today announced the availability of its new free white paper 'Understanding RoHS.' The paper is available for download from the Shimadzu Scientific Instruments web site at <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

The paper offers guidance and tips for the many organizations that have yet to properly comply with the European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) regulations, which are scheduled to take effect in July of this year. RoHS regulates the concentration levels of substances considered hazardous in electrical and electronic equipment.

The white paper also provides insight into how RoHS will affect <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />U.S. manufacturers, how they can earn compliance, and the ramifications of non-compliance.

"RoHS is approaching rapidly, and many U.S. companies are lagging behind in educating themselves about compliance and the impact RoHS can have on their European business interests," said Chris Gaylor, vice president of sales, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments. "This white paper is intended to help companies come to a better understanding of RoHS by identifying the requirements of the regulations and the steps necessary to gain compliance."

For more information about the white paper, please visit

About Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc.

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) is the American subsidiary of Shimadzu Corporation, headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Founded in 1875, Shimadzu is a $2 billion multinational corporation with three major divisions: Medical Diagnostics, Aerospace/industrial, and Analytical Instruments. The Analytical Division is one of the world's largest manufacturers of analytical instrumentation and environmental monitoring equipment. In 1975, SSI corporate headquarters was established in Columbia, MD to provide analytical



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