RoHS2.0 - Requirements on 4 Phthalates

RoHS2.0 - Requirements on 4 phthalates will be effective in July 2019

The European Commission published the approved Directive (EU) 2015/863 to add 4 phthalates to the list of restricted substances in Annex II to Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2). European Union member states shall apply their adopted provisions from 22 July 2019.
Here are highlights of this Directive:
  1. Phthalates DEHP, BBP, DBP, and DIBP are added to Annex II "Restricted substances referred to in Article 4(1) and maximum concentration values tolerated by weight in homogeneous materials": 

    New list of restricted substances
    Lead0.1 %
    Mercury0.1 %
    Cadmium0.01 %       
    Hexavalent chromium0.1 %
    Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) 0.1 %
    Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)          0.1 %
    Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) 0.1 %
    Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP) 0.1 %
    Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) 0.1 %
    Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) 0.1 %
  2. The restrictions will come into force on 22 July 2019 for all electrical and electronic equipment, except medical devices and monitoring and control instruments, which can be placed on the market until 22 July 2021.
  3. The restriction of DEHP, BBP, DBP and DIBP shall not apply to cables or spare parts for the repair, the reuse, the updating of functionalities or upgrading of capacity of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) placed on the market before 22 July 2019, and of medical devices, and monitoring and control instruments placed on the market before 22 July 2021.
  4. The restriction of DEHP, BBP and DBP shall not apply to toys which are already subject to the restriction of DEHP, BBP and DBP through entry 51 of Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH).

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