Timbercon Announces RoHS Compliance Initiative

12/27/2004

LAKE OSWEGO, OR – December 27, 2004 – Timbercon, Inc., an industry leader in the supply and manufacturing of custom fiber optic products and solutions, announced today a corporate initiative focused on achieving RoHS compliance for all Timbercon products prior to July 1, 2006.

This plan addresses the establishment and implementation of Timbercon policies and procedures to ensure Timbercon and Timbercon vendor compliance with the requirements of RoHS directives 2002/95/EC and 2002/96/EC by deadline mandated by the European Union.

RoHS directives are designed to reduce the level of certain compounds found in some electrical and electronic products. These compounds include: lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB), and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE). By July 1, 2006, any product marketed in the Eurpoean marketplace must contain less than the predetermined level of these substances. Additional information on RoHS directives can be found at: http://europa.eu.int/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexapi!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg= en&numdoc=32002L0095&model=guichett

“Timbercon fully supports RoHS directives, and other legislation focused on environmental stewardship,” states Eric Meslow, President of Timbercon. “To promote the future success of our customers, suppliers, and the environment, Timbercon, Inc. has made a pledge to ensure all our products and services will be compliant with RoHS directives before the July 1, 2006 deadline.” Timbercon. For additional information of Timbercon’s RoHS compliance visit: https://www.timbercon.com/company/environmental/index.html

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