Following the globalization of product markets and supply chains, CMI has established the CMI Restricted Substances Management Standard (II3QM-0044) upon the RoHS, REACH and worldwide regulatory requirements after integrating customer requirements and standards, and the opinions and recommendations of relevant stakeholders. At CMI, alternative material development and toxic substance minimization are the foci in toxic substance management.
Alternative Material Development: CMI is the first in the panel industry to develop and use eco-friendly paper-plastic as packaging materials. Particularly, these materials are made of waste newspapers and corrugated paper, which are non-toxic, lead-free, biodegradable and pollution-free. After thermal pressing at very high temperatures, waste newspaper and corrugated paper pulp turns into the required shaped packaging materials without using adhesives and available for disassembly for recycling and reuse. CMI further requested suppliers to use packaging materials meeting the EU directives and CMI standards. In 2010, CMI completely replaced all arsenic glass with arsenic-free glass.
Hazardous Substance Minimization: In 2010, CMI voluntarily expanded the scope of halogen-free products to new panel modules. In LCD displays, CMI launched cooperation with customers. Part of the products and components already met the halogen-free target. Also, in order to minimize the mercury content in products, CMI began turning to LED products in new product design in 2010. In the same year, CMI expanded the scope of VOC control in packaging materials. In 2011, CMI will include parts and components in the VOC control.
To pursue the continuous development of the IT electronics industry, promote the realization of RoHS, and enhance the standard of IT electronics in environmental protection, CMI participated in the China RoHS voluntary certification promoted by the Electronic Information Product Pollution Control Technology Center and CESI Certification Center of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
As the first group of enterprises to participate in the RoHS voluntary certification in China, CMI launched aggressive cooperation with the Electronic Information Product Pollution Control Technology Center and CESI Certification Center to make early supply chain preparation by establishing a complete hazardous substance control system and quality assurance system. CMI passed two China RoHS certifications from CESI, including the China RoHS factory audit for 1.36”-10.2” LCM production and management; and the China RoHS product voluntary certification for the 1.36”-4.3” LCM.