On June 4, 2015, the European Commission published a new Directive (EU) 2015/863 adding four additional substances, phthalates DEHP, DBP, BBP and DIBP, to the list in Annex II of Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive 2011/65/EU.
The new restriction become effective July 22, 2019, with the following maximum permissible concentrations:
- Bis (2-Ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) – 0.1%
- Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP) – 0.1%
- Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) – 0.1%
- Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) – 0.1%
Manufacturers must comply with RoHS requirements if they utilize any of the restricted materials so that they:
- Ensure the design and manufacturer of the product complies with RoHS
- Set up a production control to ensure that the product remains complaint over time
- Draw up technical documentation demonstrating compliance
- Complete an assessment of conformity with the regulations
- Prepare a declaration of conformity
- Fix the European Conformity (CE) marking
How UL can help
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