Complying with the RoHS Directive*1 and REACH Regulations*2

The standard products sold by the NICHICON Group comply with the RoHS Directive. We plan to discontinue the use of and find alternatives to the four phthalate esters that were phased out under this directive prior to its enforcement on July 22, 2019, with construction of a control system also being completed.

To comply with the REACH Regulations, we communicate to our business partners each update of the list of substances of very high concern (SVHC) that the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announces semiannually and conduct surveys on contained substances.

*1 RoHS Directive: Restrictions on the use of specific hazardous substances contained in electrical and electronic equipment

*2 REACH Regulations: Rules for chemical substance registration, evaluation, authorization, and restriction

The revised version of the European RoHS Directive came into effect on January 2, 2013.
Our eco-friendly product "GeoCAP" complies with the revised European RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU).

Table of the compliant product series

  • Conductive Polymer Aluminum Solid Electrolytic Capacitors
  • Conductive Polymer Hybrid Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors
  • Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors
  • Plastic Film Capacitors