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    European RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU and Its Application to Woodward,

    Woodward, Inc. ("Woodward") has been closely monitoring changes in legislation regarding restrictions on the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment sold in the European Union. The new Directive 2011/65/EU (commonly referred to as RoHS2) was put in force on 3rd January 2013, thereby repealing EC Directive 2002/95/EC (original RoHS).

    Based on our best knowledge and belief, Woodward has taken the following positions with respect to the applicability of RoHS2 to our products: 

    1.  Woodward's aerospace and military  segment products, including those used in connection with Aircraft, Aircraft Turbines, Industrial and Factory Automation, Rotorcraft, Armored and Tactical Vehicles, Guided Missiles and  Munitions, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, and Naval applications, are not currently subject to RoHS2 restrictions per Article 2.4 (a, b and f). 
    1.  Woodward's energy segment products, including those used in connection with Electrical Power Generation & Distribution, Large Engines, Small Engines and Industrial Turbomachinery,  are considered "industrial monitoring and control instruments" within the meaning of Category 9, as set forth in Annex I to RoHS2. Although these products are currently in scope of RoHS2 Directive they will not become subject to  its restrictions  until 22 July 2017 (for newly introduced products) per Article 4.3 and 22 July 2019 (for products already available on the market before 22 July 2017) per Article 2.2.

     Woodward's Industrial Turbomachinery Systems (ITS)  products, which include those used as components of industrial gas turbines, steam turbines, wind turbines, compressors and safety systems, are intended to be sold and used only as part of Large Scale Fixed Installations.  Thus, these products are not subject to RoHS2 restrictions per Article 2.4(c) and (e). 

    Please note that Woodward's position reflects the current approach and is subject to revision of its content in order to reflect the most accurate requirements applicable to Woodward's products. 

    Please contact your sales representative for more details regarding RoHS compliance of a specific Woodward product.  We would be happy to provide you with additional information. 

    If you have any comments or questions concerning this communication, please don't hesitate to contact Woodward representatives.


    EU REACH Regulation No. 1907/2006 and Its Application to Woodward, Inc.'s Products


    Woodward Inc. understands its obligations and the applicability of EC Regulation No. 1907/2006 with respect to the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals ("REACH") to its products.

    Woodward Inc. continuously monitors the changes in legislation to meet those obligations for the products Woodward Inc. manufactures in or imports directly into the EU. 

    Substances used in the articles supplied by Woodward Inc. are not subject to REACH registration process because these are integral to the functioning of the part and are not intended to be released during normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions. 

    Woodward Inc. is aware of the obligation to communicate specific data on substances contained in products it supplies (Article 33). In particular our company will provide the required information if 0.1% by weight threshold per article of any substance of very high concern ("SVHC") is exceeded.

    Just as our customers rely upon us, Woodward Inc. relies upon its suppliers in gathering this information. Therefore the accuracy and completeness of our information depends on the reporting of our suppliers, and the many cascading tiers of components and material manufacturers that constitute the supply chain. 

    Woodward Inc. is enhancing an existing internal process to ensure the REACH compliance of our products, which includes ongoing efforts to obtain information from suppliers and monitor changes to REACH requirements (including the SVHC candidate list and Annex XIV). 

    If you have any comments or questions concerning this communication, please don't hesitate to contact Woodward representatives.