Latest Electronic Tech News About Deca-BDE

Deca-BDE developments

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has dropped a plan to include flame retardant Deca-BDE in the REACH authorisation list in favour of preparing a proposal to restrict its use under Annex XVII of the regulation. Dr Paul Goodman of ERA Technology provides some further background on what is becoming…

Read More

Deca-BDE question - a refresher

I was asked about Deca-BDE by a US customer. Deca-BDE was given a RoHS exemption but the EC used the wrong procedure so the ECJ (courts) deleted the exemption from 1st July 2008 and no stakeholder has since requested a new exemption for it. Deca-BDE is therefore…

Read More

DecaBDE-almost a year on

On 1 April 2008 The European Court of Justice issued a judgement ruling that from 30 June 2008 onwards DecaBDE shall be banned in all applications falling under the scope of RoHS. The withdrawal of the RoHS exemption 9a namely “DecaBDE in polymeric applications” last year is a subject of…

Read More