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The RoHS-Directive (2011/65/EU) restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment and vehicles respectively. The restrictions are imposed to preserve the environment, improve recycling possibilities and minimize the exposure of employees. The relevant substances are lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium and the flame retardants polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE). The following 4 new substances have been added to RoHS Annex II in June 2015: Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP).
Similar legislation is in force or in preparation in other countries and areas.
|Substances / application||Maximum concentration values tolerated by weight in homogeneous materials|
|Lead (Pb)||0,1 %|
|Hexavalent Chromium (Cr6+)||0,1%|
|Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB) and |
Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE)
|Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) |
Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP)
Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP)
|0,1 % (banned in EEE as of July 22, 2019)|
Similar substance requirements are in force in the EU for Automotive products (End of Life Vehicles – ELV-Directive 2000/53/EC). OSRAM Opto Semiconductors products are in conformity with the directive.
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