How do you manage the risks of chemicals in your electrical and electronic products?

It’s never been more important for manufacturers to understand what their products are made of, and how this influences not only their compliance, but also their circularity and sustainability. But for product safety professionals managing compliance for the world’s biggest electronics and electrical product manufacturers, this is not an easy task.

We know that compliance teams within the electronics industry face three big challenges:

Understanding the hazardous substances within their products, and communicating this throughout the supply chain

The world’s biggest electrical and electronics manufacturers rely on Chemical Watch to proactively manage their compliance and product safety efforts

Keeping up with regulations controlling the use of (hazardous) substances in electronic and electrical products

Following trends towards circularity (and sustainable development) and especially keeping up with rules on extended producer responsibility requirements on batteries and waste

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In addition to these EEE-specific challenges, global developments in the field of safe chemicals management indicate that pressure will grow on all manufacturers to improve their internal knowledge of chemicals and toxicology.

As the leading global provider of independent intelligence and insight for product safety professionals managing chemicals, Chemical Watch is perfectly positioned to help you overcome these challenges. 

Use our award-winning news coverage and analysis, world-class compliance tools, unparalleled events and training programmes, alongside our team of experts to manage risks, meet your compliance goals and exceed the expectations of your customers.


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Introducing our Chemical Watch experts

Nhat Nguyen
Leigh Stringer

Leigh Stringer
Managing Editor, Europe

Shimshon Roth
Regulatory and Compliance Analyst

Nhat Nguyen
Chief Analyst

Prior to joining Chemical Watch, Leigh wrote for the Press Association, ICIS and, covering a range of environmental and business related topics. He also contributes to Guardian Sustainable Business.

Shimshon helps global businesses by providing regulatory monitoring services covering the Israeli chemicals control legislation. Before Chemical Watch he spent 25 years at the Hazardous Materials Department of the Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection.

Nhat joined Chemical Watch in April 2018. He is a US licensed attorney, and prior to joining Chemical Watch, he was a regulatory analyst and consultant, advising customers on a range of issues in Asia, the EU and the US.

Sofia Montalvão

Recent news coverage of electronics

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How does HP Inc meet its compliance challenges?

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Read our interview with the American personal computing and printing multinational HP Inc to hear more about its compliance challenges including market access, making sustainable products and emerging from the pandemic.


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Chemical Watch’s core membership products and member-only solutions empower our customers to keep pace with chemical regulatory developments, connect with the world’s most influential network of chemical management experts, and optimise compliance.

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Get a thorough understanding of the EU RoHS Directive with this Chemical Watch eLearning course. Find out key aspects of its history, what is in store for the future, and insights into industry ‘best practices’ for incorporating RoHS compliance into your company's product lifecycle management processes.

An Introduction to EU RoHS

The course covers:

  • EU RoHS overview and requirements
  • Beyond the basics
  • Complying with RoHS


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Global Restrictions on Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Over two modules, get an understanding of the global regulations restricting hazardous substances in electric and electronic equipment (EEE). The course covers regulations such as the European Union’s RoHS Directive, as well as the adoption of ‘RoHS-type’ regulations by different jurisdictions around the world and other regulations also restricting hazardous substances in EEE.  

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How can electronics companies SVHCs in supply chains?

With the revision of REACH now underway the number of restricted chemicals for electronics products placed on the market in the EU is set to increase. Electronics companies are already taking steps to stay ahead of regulations.  

Watch this
short video from last year’s Chemical Watch electronics conference in Europe to find out more.  

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If only product compliance were simple

A breakdown of the different categories a smartwatch comes under: electronics device, connected device, medical device and textile product.

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