Product Design, Packaging, and Recycling

NI offers software-defined and modular hardware platforms that reduce the cost and energy consumption of customer applications because all the components share the same chassis and high-performance CPU. This graphical system design approach eliminates the need for redundant chassis, processors, displays, and other components, which minimizes the amount of raw materials used. As a result, NI platforms can adapt to changing needs and new applications to provide a single platform that will last through multiple generations of applications.

Critical Substances


NI manages the substances used in its products to comply with regulations including the following:
  • RoHS—European Union Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances
  • REACH—Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals
  • Conflict Minerals Trade Act

Product Packaging


NI strives to design product packaging with a minimal environmental footprint. For example, NI looks for opportunities to increase the use of recyclable materials, such as corrugated board, and to increase the use of paper as a replacement for polyurethane foam.
NI welcomes feedback on the packaging of NI products.

Product Take-Back Program and Recycling


NI meets worldwide take-back requirements for the products it sells, including requirements such as European Union directives on waste electrical and electronic equipment as well as battery recycling. NI keeps up with this rapidly evolving area of legislation with its take-back program and carefully monitors regional legislation.