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Is Indian electronics industry ready to face RoHS challenges?

In India, RoHS-related hazardous materials provisions will come into effect from May 12, 2013. Although the cost of shifting to RoHS-compliant manufacturing will be quite high, if it is not done, in the long run, India could face greater risks, economically. Shifting to RoHS-compliant products, on the other hand, will open up wider business opportunities, finds out Electronics Bazaar, an EFY publication.

Impact of RoHS on business

Talking to industry experts, Electronics Bazaar found that presently, in India, majority of electronics products are non-compliant. Therefore, RoHS rules will have a significant impact on business in India. The electronics industry will not only need to procure components, modules and other peripheral items that do not contain restricted chemicals, but would also have to be responsible for the safe disposal of hazardous substances.

To some extent, manufacturing costs would increase due to the process changes with new materials, and the low production yields associated with the new processes. The costs would also include phasing out capital equipment used for six substances banned by RoHS rules.

Since electronic products are very complex, making them green also requires technological knowhow, which is available in the developed countries. New technology calls for very high costs, leading to increased development and production costs.

New business opportunities open up

However, having said all this, complying with RoHS rules will ultimately increase the business opportunities for manufacturers as well as channel partners, as now they can compete in the global market, and their scope for exports would widen significantly.

Second, with the electronics industry now in desperate need for testing and certification facilities for RoHS compliance even for the domestic market, the scope for labs, testing centres, auditing firms and consultants will increase manifold.

Read the full article in Electronics Bazaar May issue

About Electronics Bazaar:

Launched in 2007, Electronics Bazaar magazine, a publication of EFY Group, is today South Asia’s No. 1 electronics B2B sourcing magazine. It is a treasure trove of information related to manufacturers, buyers, dealers and distributors dealing in electronic products and hardware. It gives a complete insight of the electronics B2B market. To know the current trends, latest products, new technologies, new manufacturing facilities, emerging sectors, etc., Electronics Bazaar is the ideal B2B magazine.

About EFY Group:
Over the last four decades, the EFY Group has become synonymous with information on cutting-edge technology. Today, this renowned media group is spread across eight cities of India, and caters to over two million techies spread across the globe.

Its print publications not only reach every nook and corner of India–our mailing list has over 6,000 zip-codes–but are also read by techies in South Asian countries, like Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and Afghanistan. The Group is also amongst the few Indian publishers to have its publications distributed in Singapore and Malaysia.

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