Product conformity

Here you'll find up-to-date information about guidelines and standards related to product safety requirements and technical market access requirements.


The ATEX directives of the European Union includes Product Directive 2014/34/EU and the User Directive 1999/92/EC. They lay down the rules for the circulation of products used in potentially explosive atmospheres. The name ATEX derives from the French abbreviation for ATmosphère EXplosible (explosive atmosphere).

Dodd-Frank Act

The US Dodd-Frank Act requires US-listed companies to disclose the use of "conflict minerals" in their products. This may also affect German companies that are suppliers to US-listed companies.


Many polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are highly significant as environmental pollutants because of their persistence and their toxicity. Due to this, the use of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) is limited in Annex XVII of REACh Regulation No. 1272/2013.


Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) pose a global problem that can only be regulated internationally. To address the threats to humans and the environment posed by POPs, various international environmental agreements have been concluded in the past.


REACh stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals. It is an EU chemicals regulation that entered into force on 1 June 2007.


Toxic and environmentally-hazardous substances in electronics accumulate in the natural life cycle. The RoHS directives are intended to ban these substances from products. The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive is an EU directive with the designation 2011/65/EU dated 08 June 2011.