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Materials Use / RoHS

ACE has stringent design standards in place that prohibit and/or restrict the use of certain hazardous substances in our products. Many of these restrictions have been in place for years, such as asbestos, PCBs, ozone depleting compounds (ODCs/CFCs), and mercury in packaging materials. However, we are continually updating our design criteria to ensure our new products comply with all of the global materials restriction requirements. Partnering with our supply chain is critical as we work to comply with these requirements. ACE communicates its environmental policy, practices and impacts to suppliers and contractors via a number of supply chain management tools. ACE is committed to using environmentally friendly alternatives to hazardous substances in all areas where a suitable alternative has been identified.

An example of the materials use restrictions requirements ACE is working to comply with include
California RoHS, European Union RoHS, and Vermont Mercury.

California RoHS (California Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003)

The California RoHS requirements outlined in the California Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003 and subsequent bills take effect on January 1, 2007. ACE is in compliance with the California RoHS requirements.

European Union Restriction of Hazardous Substances (EU RoHS) - European Union Directive 2002/95/EC

EU RoHS is a European Union (EU) directive that restricts the use of 6 hazardous substances in electrical and electronic products being sold into the 25 EU countries, as of the 1st of July 2006. The 6 controlled substances are Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Hexavalent Chromium, Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB), and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE). The ACE Powerworks® server family systems as well as ACE storage products shipping into the EU are compliant with the EU RoHS directive. ACE will has certified that these products are in compliance with the EU RoHS directive. Certain ACE legacy products have not been certified under the new regulations and are therefore not available for shipment into the EU. However, all new products developed by ACE will be designed to meet the EU RoHS directive requirements. The provision of spare parts is exempted under the RoHS Directive and thus maintenance and support arrangements for older products are not affected. Under the EU RoHS directive, EU Customers and ACE EU resellers should contact their ACE Account Manager for additional information regarding which ACE products are RoHS compliant and therefore available for purchase in the EU.


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