Compliance ROHS / REACH

REACH and RoHS introduce environmental responsabilities for manufacturers. Amphenol Socapex is strongly involved in complying with these regulation/directive, and in satisfying its customers requirements.


The ROHS (Restriction of use of certain Hazardous Substances) directive, part of the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directive, regulates the use of the following substances:


Maximum Concentration Values (MCV) tolerated in homogeneous materials :

  • Lead 0,1% by weight
  • Mercury 0,1% by weight
  • Cadmium 0,01% by weight
  • Hexavalent Chromium 0,1% by weight
  • Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) 0.1% by weight
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) 0.1% by weight
  • Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) 0,1 % weight
  • Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP) 0,1 % weight
  • Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) 0,1 % weight
  • Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) 0,1 % weight

You can check below the compliance matrix showing the status of the Amphenol Socapex products.


RoHS status of Amphenol Socapex products :

Amphenol Socapex RoHS statement



Amphenol Socapex commits to respect the REACH regulation (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals products).

Amphenol Socapex REACH Status

Cd HS advice document                       Pb HS advice document

Use of hexavalent chromium compounds

To better understand the stakes of the use of hexavalent chromium in connectors with regard to the REACH regulation ; read this press release (in French) or watch this video

You can also visit the ECHA website





For further information or questions on this topic, please contact our compliance manager.