New Product Introduction

New Product Introduction and life cycle management are key processes associated with today’s Manufacturing environment. There are of course many technical issues to consider in addition to end of life scenarios before an electrical or electronic product can be placed on the market, well in advance of when it becomes WEEE. Standards are an important part of this process along with company specifications and controls that address product safety and durability.

  

In addition to end of life (WEEE) considerations and extended Producer Responsibility, Manufacturers assess many other environmental effects ranging from the substances that are present in the product to the energy the product consumes during its life.  

These other environmental effects are covered by a number of regulations and include;






Safety, Reliability, Durability, Quality

Our experience

At W E & E Consulting, we understand how important these technical requirements are and aim to assist businesses in addressing these during the New Product Introduction process. Forward thinking during the NPI process may also result in savings when the product finally becomes WEEE.

Eco Design Guidelines or WEEE strategies

W E & E Consulting can offer guidance with eco design and a WEEE strategy for your particular type of product.

The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (ROHS) regulations which aim to ensure that electrical & electronic equipment do not contain more than agreed levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants.

Latest ROHS(2) guidance can be accessed here or follow this link

Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals (REACH); includes measures taken to provide a high level of protection of human health and the environment from the use of chemicals. http://www.hse.gov.uk/reach/ whatisreach.htm

Energy Related Product (ERP) regulations, aiming to set out the minimum requirements for eco-design for energy related products. The focus of the implementing measures is energy-in-use, however, the scope of the EC Directive has the potential to cover the whole life cycle of products, address life cycle effects of products and in particular, the energy the product consumes.

ROHS

REACH

ERP

Management tools

Specific management tools are able to be applied and can realise savings rapidly, we can assist your Company by applying the Change Acceleration Process (CAP).

How can we help ?

Contact us to discuss your needs and we will work with you to provide that all important technical support.