EU plans to add two substances to RoHS control

On May 20, 2022, the European Commission published an initiative procedure for substances restricted by the RoHS directive on its official website. The proposal plans to add tetrabromobisphenol-A (TBBP-A) and medium-chain chlorinated paraffins (MCCPs) to the list of RoHS restricted substances. According to the program, the final adoption time of this program is planned to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2022. The final control requirements will be subject to the final decision of the European Commission.

Earlier, the EU RoHS assessment agency released the final assessment report of the RoHS consulting project Pack 15, suggesting that medium chain chlorinated paraffins (MCCPs) and tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBP-A) should be added to the control:

1. The proposed control limit for MCCPs is 0.1 wt%, and an explanation should be added when limiting. That is, MCCPs contain linear or branched chlorinated paraffins with carbon chain lengths of C14-C17;

2. The recommended control limit of TBBP-A is 0.1wt%.

For MCCPs and TBBP-A substances, once they are added to the control, a transition period should be set by convention. It is recommended that enterprises conduct investigation and control as soon as possible to meet the latest requirements of laws and regulations in a timely manner. If you have testing needs, or want to know more standard details, please contact us.

Post time: Jun-01-2022