Controlled Substances

In an effort to promote global sustainable development, Matrox is undertaking to comply with regulations relating to substances that are potentially hazardous to the environment. Matrox maintains a specification of controlled and banned substances based on national and international legislations, and customer requirements. As part of the qualification process for suppliers, it is required that all products supplied or planned to be supplied to Matrox be compliant with the restrictions stated in that specification.


Directive 2011/65/EU, also known as the RoHS Directive, imposes restrictions on the use of lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), and cadmium in electrical and electronic equipment. It was originally transposed into law by the EU Parliament in 2002 along with the WEEE Directive.

All Matrox products designed and put in the market after 2006 are RoHS-compliant.

In order to obtain RoHS declarations and other related documentation, please contact us at

“China RoHS”

This directive, officially known as Administrative Measure on the Control of Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products, is a directive passed by the Chinese government in order to regulate the same hazardous substances as the EU RoHS directive.

Matrox products are accompanied by hazardous materials declarations as per China RoHS requirements. All Matrox products are marked with EFUP (Environment-Friendly Use Period) and the manufacturing date. However, our products are currently not in the scope of the CCC (China Compulsory Certificate).

RoHS in other regions

Matrox also complies with the Japanese industrial standard for Marking Of Specific Chemical Substances (J-MOSS) and the South Korean Act for Resource Recycling of Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Vehicles, which have become known as the Japanese and South Korean RoHS, respectively.


The Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of Chemicals, also known as REACH, is a regulation that was passed by the European Parliament in 2006 with the objective of monitoring the use of many chemical substances in products entering the EU market.

By working with the supply chain and performing chemical testing as required, Matrox is assuring compliance with REACH.

Please refer to our corporate REACH compliance statements for MES and MGI. For specific SKU verification, please contact

For more information about the REACH legislation, please visit the European Chemicals Agency website.

PFOS Directive

Directive 2006/122/EC was passed in 2006 by the EU Parliament to regulate and restrict the use of perfluorooctane sulfonates, which can have a harmful effect on the environment and its biological diversity.

Based on the data collected from suppliers, Matrox certifies that all of its products are compliant with the PFOS Directive.

Please refer to our corporate PFOS compliance statements for MES, MGI, and Matrox Europe.

Battery Directive

Directive 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators, known as the Battery Directive, was transposed into law by the EU Parliament in 2006. The directive restricts the amount of mercury and cadmium in certain batteries and accumulators in the EU market, and promotes the collection and recycling of such products.

Matrox has a battery producer status in Ireland and has voluntarily accepted that status in the UK as well. In order to be compliant with this directive and its amending acts, Matrox makes sure that the batteries in its products contain less than 0.0005% by weight of mercury and less than 0.002% by weight of cadmium.

For more information, please see a summary of the Battery Directive legislation on the official website of the European Union.

Conflict Minerals

Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act passed the USA Congress and was signed into law on July 21, 2010. It requires publicly traded companies to make annual disclosures of their use of Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten and Gold in their products, and whether such minerals originated in the DRC or an adjoining country. It also requires the adoption of due diligence measures in determining the chain of custody of such minerals.

As a privately held company, Matrox has no legal obligation to report on the usage of these minerals in its products. However, Matrox condemns the violence in the eastern DRC and the violation of human rights, most notably through forced labour, and sexual- and gender-based abuses. Matrox is taking the measures that are deemed necessary to avoid the direct or indirect financing of that conflict and the contribution to the humanitarian crisis in that region.

Therefore, we are willingly complying with this law by reporting on the source of Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten and Gold used in our products, and adopting due diligence in doing so.

In order to obtain the latest version of Matrox’s EICC-GeSI Conflict Minerals Report, please contact