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10 EU RoHS Substances
Aury   4/29/2019 5:41:25 PM

The European Union has passed the delegated Directive 2015/863 (sometimes also referred as RoHS 3), amending the annex II of Directive 2011/65/EU (also called RoHS recast) and adding 4 phthalates to the restricted substances list: BBP, DBP, DEHP and DIBP. Substance CAS #  

Threshold (by weight in homogeneous materials) 

Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP) 85-68-7 0.1 %

Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) 84-74-2 0.1 %

Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) 117-81-7 0.1 %

Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) 84-69-5 0.1 %

According to the REACH regulation, these phthalates are also considered Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). As of July 22nd, 2019, the phthalate restrictions will apply at the homogeneous material level of electrical and electronic equipment. In spite of this, products categories 8 (medical devices) and 9 (monitoring and control instruments) are exempted until July 22nd, 2021. Phthalates are typically used as plasticizers and may be found in adhesives, inks, coatings, cables, polymer foils, PVC compounds, etc. Phthalates are especially present in computers, electronic and electrical equipment, optical products, machinery and transport equipment. More details on www.enviropass.ca

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