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Specialty Coating Systems Equipment Meets RoHS Requirements

June 19, 2006

European Union environmental directive takes effect July 1, 2006

INDIANAPOLIS -Specialty Coating Systems (SCS) has confirmed that their equipment lines meet the requirements of the European Union’s Restriction on the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive 2002/95/EC, which goes into effect July 1, 2006. SCS designs and manufactures industry-leading equipment, including:

  • Conformal coating spray and dispense systems
  • Spin and dip coating systems
  • UV and thermal cure ovens
  • Ionic contamination test systems
  • Parylene deposition systems

The RoHS directive stipulates that all new electronics products and equipment sold in Europe after July 1 must be free of certain hazardous materials, including lead, cadmium, mercury and hexavalent chromium. Other countries, including China and Japan, and individual states within the United States are also developing similar directives.

For more information on the various lines of SCS equipment, visit the company’s website, www.scscoatings.com.

About The RoHS Directive
The RoHS Directive, enacted by the European Union (EU) in February, 2003, restricts the use of six hazardous substances (lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls or polybrominated diphenyl ethers) within electrical and electronic equipment. The goal, consistent with other international regulations, is to contribute to human health and the environment by restricting the use of certain hazardous substances in new equipment. Manufacturers of electronics products outside Europe must abide by this legislation by July 1, 2006 if the equipment they produce is ultimately imported in an EU member state. Other nations around the world have also proposed legislation that would restrict the use of lead and other hazardous substances in electronic products.

About Specialty Coating Systems:
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., SCS is the worldwide leader in Parylene conformal coating services, systems and materials. SCS has nearly 35 years of application experience and expertise in the medical device, electronics, automotive and military industries. With 10 coating facilities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, SCS leverages its worldwide Parylene coating resources in order meet its customers’ needs on a global basis. The Company also offers industry-leading liquid coating systems including spray coating, spin coating and dip coating systems and ionic contamination test systems. To find out more about SCS and its leading product lines, visit the Company’s Web site at www.scscoatings.com.

SCS and Specialty Coating Systems are trademarks and service marks of Specialty Coating Systems.

Editors note: Product photos and specifications available.