Sterlite Optical Fibers certified compliant with European RoHS Directive

APRIL 9, 2007 -- Sterlite says its optical fibers were tested in the ITC-recognized testing laboratory Spectro Analytical Labs Ltd., according to the "Procedures for the Determination of Levels of Regulated Substances in Electrotechnical Products."

APRIL 9, 2007 -- Sterlite Optical Technologies Ltd. (search for Sterlite Optical Technologies), India's only global provider and integrated manufacturer of optical fiber, today announced that its complete range of singlemode and multimode optical fibers were tested by the Institute of Testing & Certification (ITC) Inc. in Zlín, Czech Republic, and were certified as compliant with the applicable requirements of the European RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive.

In July 2006, the European Union issued a RoHS (search for RoHS) Directive on the restriction of the use of six hazardous materials, including Lead, Mercury, Cadmium Hexavalent chromium (Chromium VI or Cr6+), Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment. RoHS is often referred to as the lead-free directive.

Sterlite says its optical fibers were tested in the ITC-recognized testing laboratory Spectro Analytical Labs Ltd., according to the "Procedures for the Determination of Levels of Regulated Substances in Electrotechnical Products."

"Building a global customer base remains a key focus for our company," contends Pankaj Khanna, COO of Sterlite Optical Technologies. "Each market has specific needs and stringent directives that must be addressed for a company to be successful. The RoHS directive in the European Union is one such example. Since the RoHS directive was introduced in mid-2006, we are proud to be among the first manufacturers of optical fibers to receive this certification," he says.


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