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Chemicals - Europe

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A CE mark signified that the product conforms to health, safety, and environmental protection requirements by EU and is only required for products covered in the CE marking directives.

Some common directives that chemicals need to conform to are:

  • Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive

  • REACH directive (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals)*

Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive
  • Aims to prevent the risks posed to human health and the environment related to the management of electronic and electrical waste.

  • It does this by restricting the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) that can be substituted by safer alternatives.

  • The RoHS Directive currently restricts the use of ten substances: lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP).

  • The Directive also promotes the recyclability of EEE.

  • *In parallel, the WEEE directive (not a CE marking directive) promotes the collection and recycling of such equipment.

REACH Directive
  • Requires that all chemicals imported and produced in Europe must be registered, evaluated, authorized, and restricted by a set of comprehensive procedures to better and simpler identify the chemical composition to ensure environmental and human safety

*REACH Directive is not a CE marking directive.

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