As a world wide operating company we are aware of our responsibility towards the people and our planet.
A respectful cooperation with customers, partners and employees is just as important as the environmentally friendly use of resources. We communicate this policy to all of our partners, and it is a very important criterion when selecting new suppliers, service providers and employees.
Since 2015 NEXUS COMPONENTS is certified according to DIN EN ISO 14001.
All products offered by NEXUS COMPONENTS comply with the EU directives 2002/95/CE (RoHS), 2011/65/EU (RoHS II) and 2002/96/CD (WEEE). In November 2005 almost 95% of all products where already lead-free.
All of our products are suitable for lead-free, high temperature soldering. PBT is replaced by Nylon in most products. All RoHS compliant products are also processable with leaded solder.
Contacts are either gold- or tin-plated (mostly tin over nickel). Many of the former PBT products have always been RoHS compliant but they were not suitable for high temperature soldering. By changing to PBT with glass-fiber, Nylon or LCP those products can now be used for Wave- and Reflowsoldering.
According to articel 33 of the European Chemicals Regulation REACH (EC) No. 1907/2006 we as a supplier are obligated to inform our customers if our products contain so-called "Substances of very high concern" (SVHC). Since 28th October, 2008 a list of dangerous substances can be found at here. This list is permantly updated by ECMA.
Products supplied by NEXUS COMPONENTS are not subject to registration and do not contain SVHC. If this will change in the future we will inform all of our customers immediately.
Electronic and electrical equipment that is marketed in Europe may no longer contain the flame retardant Decabromodiphenyl ether (DecaBDE) after 1 July 2008. This regulation applies regardless of the origin of the product and all its components.
DecaBDE is very persistent in the environment and is bio-accumulative. It can therefore be traced among foxes, birds of prey and polar bears in the polar regions as well as other animals at the end of the food chain. DecaBDE has also been traced in breast milk. Although it is not immediately toxic, it is suspected to have a long-term adverse impact on embryonic development (developmental neurotoxicity) and on account of its persistence, to be classified as one of the more toxic compounds penta and octabromodiphenyl ether (PentaBDE, OctaBDE), which have already been banned entirely. UBA believes its properties to be so problematic on the whole that it assesses DecaBDE as a persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic substance-- a so-called PBT substance- and has long called for a ban on its use in electronics and electrical devices.
None of our products contains DecaBDE.