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Consideration to Create Environmentally Friendly Products Operation of Chemical Substance Management System

The regulations on chemical substances in products have been rapidly reinforced around the world. Their scope of management covers all materials, including packing materials as well as the materials used in the products themselves. The European RoHS Directive and REACH regulations have played leading roles in those regulations. Recently, the “ Revised RoHS Directive ” has reinforced the standard by adding the obligation to draw up/preserve conformity statements and technical documents as a way to prove the conformity of products, thereby making practical operations more challenging.
OKI has developed and utilized original software, “ COINServ-COSMOS-R/R ” (hereafter referred to as “ COSMOS-R/R ” ), in order to respond promptly to the advanced management of chemical substances and to meet the world's strict environmental standards, starting with Europe.
The research process includes the response to a wide variety of formats as well as progress management concerning the research of a large amount of components. The calculation/evaluation process requires the calculation of the content percentage of chemical substances and the judgment regarding whether or not substances prohibited in the RoHS Directive are contained. The report process requires response to a wide variety of formats in accordance with customers. Thus, the requirements for IT systems have become sophisticated and challenging.
COSMOS-R/R has evolved as an easy-to-use practical tool while responding to these practical issues as well as frequently revised laws and regulations.

Work Process and Response to Issues

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