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The European Commission will ban the use of cadmium on televisions and displays by October 2019

2017-08-16 11:19:09 Ao-Mihoo Read

Abstract: The European Commission has announced that since October 2090, televisions and monitors sold in Europe should prohibit the use of hazardous substances that are restricted by Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS).

The European Commission announced that since October 2090, televisions and monitors sold in Europe should prohibit the use of hazardous substances in the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). The European Council and the European Parliament will approve the resolution in the next two months. Although the current cadmium-containing lighting products have not yet commercialized, but the ban on cadmium on lighting equipment will take effect immediately.

The European Commission announced that since October 2019, televisions and monitors sold in Europe should prohibit the use of hazardous substances in hazardous substances (RoHS) restrictions on cadmium.

Cadmium is one of the six hazardous substances in the RoHS directive for the use of electrical and electronic equipment in Europe, which is designed to protect human health and environmental safety. The RoHS directive regards cadmium as the most dangerous toxic heavy metal, and the toxins are ten times that of mercury and lead.

"This is a very important decision that can help the market more clearly grasp the TV and monitor the use of cadmium deadline and let the lighting products immediately stop using cadmium," cadmium-free quantum dots with other raw materials development manufacturer Nanoco CEO Michael Said Dr. Edelman. "Accelerating the use of deadly cadmium in household appliances proves that European commissioners have kept the health of consumers first."

"Nanoco and other leading vendors have been opposed to extending the use of cadmium," said Dr. Edelman, in the RoHS directive exemption process, as there are safe and viable alternatives available to the global leader. "With this ruling, the use of cadmium is just around the corner, and from now on, any responsible display manufacturer must be prepared for the 2019 ban when developing new products."

Globally consistent anti-cadmium

In addition to the RoHS directive, other international standards are also effective, adding anti-cadmium ranks. The IEEE 1680 standard limits the cadmium content below 100 ppm, but emphasizes that the environmentally friendly cadmium content should be less than 50 ppm and that no cadmium can be added intentionally. According to the IEEE, "This standard provides clear and consistent performance standards for the design of electronic products and wins market recognition by reducing the impact of electronic products on the environment."

"Cadmium can not be successful at first," said Dr. Edelman. "This is a failure technology that has been abandoned by the display leader and has been rejected by consumers, and the data show that worldwide sales of $ 501 million wide color gamut (WCG) displays in 2016, including cadmium products Less than 400,000 units (market share of about 0.08%). Now market leaders such as Samsung, Merck, Dow Chemical Company has developed a lot of cadmium-free technology for the fast-growing WCG display market (including QLED, OLED, Advanced Phosphor And the Enhanced Color Filter.) From the competition of manufacturers, it can be seen that the market's performance for color performance, energy efficiency and low cost has been met.Nan-cadmium technology has a bright future, Nanoco is happy to walk in the forefront of industry innovation.

Nanoco uses cadmium-free technology to create a better, more sustainable future. Nanoco uses a groundbreaking scientific approach to develop proprietary processes and mass-manufacture CFQD cadmium-free quantum dots for a variety of applications:

‧LCD Display: Nanoco's CFQD Quantum Dot material allows consumers to enjoy the next generation of color performance and energy efficiency without worrying about the invasion of toxic chemicals at home.

‧ Lighting equipment: Nanoco's CFQD quantum dots are used in horticultural equipment to allow plants to grow rapidly in a safe environment.

‧ Medical care: Nanoco's CFQD quantum dot material allows new imaging applications for biological imaging systems.

‧ Solar: Nanoco's CFQD quantum dot material is combined with printable solar inks to produce ultra-thin solar cells with high efficiency and low cost.

Nanoco and Dow Chemical Company, the German Merck Group and Taiwan Huahong new technology signed a non-exclusive display manufacturing and marketing licensing agreement. Through these partners and Nanoco in the United Kingdom Runcorn production base, Nanoco to create the world's largest cadmium-free quantum dot manufacturing ecosphere.


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