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Project launched on additional RoHS substances

The Oeko-Institut has begun a project to review the list of restricted substances and assess a new exemption request.

The following substances will be assessed for inclusion in the List of Restricted Substances (Annex II) under the RoHS Directive:

·         Diantimony trioxide (flame retardant)

·         Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBP-A, flame retardant)

·         Indium phosphide (InP)

·         Medium chain chlorinated paraffins (MCCPs) - Alkanes, 14-17, chloro

·         Beryllium and its compounds

·         Nickel sulphate and nickel sulfamate

·         Cobalt dichloride and cobalt sulphate

An exemption request for the use of cadmium in luminescent material for on-chip application on LED semiconductor chips will also be evaluated.

Stakeholders will be consulted during the course of the project.

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