RoHS2

RoHS directive to ban four phthalates

The RoHS directive will ban four phthalates in electrical equipment from 22 July 2019 (2021 for categories 8 and 9). The table below summarises their main uses. Substance Main uses in electrical and electronic equipment Bis-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) Plasticiser used in PVC, rubber and in other polymers. A main…

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Toys fail the RoHS test

According to the National Measurement Office, research was carried out on a range of higher priced (£30 and upwards) toys with a view to ascertaining levels of compliance with both the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Battery and Accumulators Directives…

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Monitoring and Control Equipment – In or Out

The implementation dates for monitoring and control instruments were outlined in the legal text of the RoHS2 directive 2011/65/EU. Affecting Monitoring and Control Instruments placed on the market before 22 July 2014, these were designed specifically for use by consumers and, for example, college students. Where the products…

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Four new phthalates restricted under the RoHS2

Four phthalates that are already on the REACH Candidate List will also be restricted under the RoHS2 Directive taking the number of substances to ten. DEHP, BBP, DBP and DIBP, which are primarily used as plasticisers to soften plastics, will be restricted from 22 July 2019 for all electrical and…

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Year end review - 2014

As another year draws to a close we have the chance to look back at 2014 and the legislative measures that had an impact on our industry…

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RoHS1, RoHS2 - four new substances

Since July 2006 we have been used to six substances forming the RoHS1 and RoHS2 Directives. However, that is likely to change in the future with the addition of four phthalates, mainly used to make plastics more pliable. It is likely that DEHP, BBP, DBP and DiBP will be captured…

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Monitoring and control instruments falling within scope of RoHS2 directive

RoHS2 (2011/65/EU) has a “phase in” approach and on 22 July, some 8 years after ERA Technology  carried out their research and submitted a 263 page report to the European Commission  (EC) on Categories 8 (Medical Devices) and 9 (Monitoring and Control Instruments) we see the first products…

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