Creating Environmentally Friendly Products

Reducing the use of hazardous substances and lessening environmental impact

From PCs to mobile telephones, a wide array of IT devices make modern life fuller, more exciting and more connected. Thanks to rapid advances in technology, each new device is more convenient and easy to use than the last. Unfortunately, when devices become obsolete they become waste, and the environmental impact of discarded IT devices has become a serious problem. To preserve an abundant natural environment, I-O DATA works hard to make its products environmentally friendly.

J-Moss Green Mark products

Along with the RoHS directive, I-O DATA follows JIS C 0950, Methods of Indication of Inclusion of Designated Chemical Substances for Electrical and Electronic Equipment, informally known as J-Moss. J-Moss is a JIS standard on the inclusion of six hazardous substances that are restricted in Japan. I-O DATA produces many products that bear the Green Mark, the J-Moss stamp of approval.

The RoHS directive

RoHS (Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electric Equipment) is a directive based on EC95 that prohibits in principle the inclusion of any of the six substances listed below in electrical devices.

  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Cadmium
  • Hexavalent chromium
  • Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)
I-O DATA displays “Not contained restricted substances of the RoHS directive” mark on products such as memory products, compact flash cards, LCDs and DVD drives.

 

 

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