Following amendments by EU Directive 2015/863, SGS has published RoHS II: Meet The Compliance Challenge, a white paper exploring the changes it introduces to EU’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS II).

Directive 2015/863 has added four new restricted substances to the RoHS II – Restricted Substances and Allowable Levels List. These are:

  • Bis (2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP)
  • Butly benzyl phthalate (BBP)
  • Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
  • Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP)

These substances are added to a list that includes: Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Cadmium (Cd), Hexavalent Chromium (Cr VI), Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE), and Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB).

Under RoHS II, all these substances must have a maximum concentration limit of 0.1% w/w of the homogeneous material they are contained in. These restrictions will come into effect on July 22, 2019 for products in Categories 1-7, 10 and 11, and July 22, 2021 for products in Categories 8 and 9.

Complying with RoHS II and Directive 2015/863 is a difficult task for many companies. It requires compliance with a number of new pieces of legislation. SGS’s white paper can help organizations to better understand the contents and potential implications of the changes to RoHS II.

Download RoHS II: Meet The Compliance Challenge

SGS RoHS II Services

SGS offers extensive RoHS testing services from a global network of 28 ISO 17025 accredited laboratories staffed by more than 1,000 RoHS specialists. SGS’s RoHS solutions can be adapted to meet customer specific needs depending on their size, position in the supply chain, long term strategy and budget. Find out more about RoHS Services.

For further Information please contact:

Kenneth Stanvick
SGS Environmental Compliance Management
Technical Manager

About SGS

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Updated: May 12, 2016