To satisfy any number of importation regulations and environmental regulations it is necessary to limit the levels of dangerous material used in the manufacturing of antennas and other electrical components. HBR’s material testing partners grant us the ability to accurately report on harmful substances and ensure that antenna components satisfy the European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS), the United States’ National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) instructions and other restrictions.
Among other materials, typically, testing measures:
- Lead (Pb)
- Mercury (Hg)
- Cadmium (Cd)
- Hexavalent chromium (Cr6+)
- Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)
- Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE)
- Bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
- Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP)
- Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
- Diisobutyl phthalate (CIBP)
If comprehensive material analysis is required, direct reading spectrometers are used on multiple pieces and the results aggregated into a single test report, this greatly increases the accuracy of the test. Spectrochemical analysis is particularly useful when antennas are being deployed in highly sensitive areas.