Conflict Minerals Policy


United States government regulations require that companies that register with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) report whether their products incorporate any "conflict minerals". "Conflict minerals" are defined as tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold. If these are used, it is further required that reporting companies state if they are mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and bordering countries. If they are, there are further reporting requirements.

Proteus Industries is committed to assisting our customers meet this legal requirement. Accordingly, Proteus Industries will not knowingly purchase products incorporating conflict minerals from the area of conflict, and we require that our suppliers take reasonable actions to assure that their products supplied to Proteus Industries are free of these materials.

Proteus_Custom-Application_Page_Design Conflict Minerals Statement in EICC/GeSI Format

RoHS and WEEE Policy


The European Community has passed directives relating to the elimination of hazardous materials (RoHS) and the processing of electronic waste (WEEE).

Proteus products are exempt from the RoHS directive under the Category 9 exemption because they are monitoring and control instruments designed exclusively for industrial or professional use. However, Proteus voluntarily complies with the RoHS requirements for all products introduced after June 2005. The data sheets for these products state that the product is RoHS compliant. Products shipped to China conform with the packaging and labeling requirements of China RoHS. Proteus 100 Series flow switches and 4000 Series flow meters were introduced before June 2005 and are not RoHS compliant; however, they are CE marked because of the Category 9 exemption. For the status of any product, please contact Technical Support.

Proteus products are generally used as a part of stationary large-scale industrial equipment and are thus exempt from the WEEE directive. Proteus has not registered as a producer in any EU country. If your application is not exempt, you or your importer are responsible for compliance. If you have questions about this policy, please contact Jon Heiner at Proteus at (650) 964-4163.