SGS Summarizes EU RoHS exemption for cadmium and lead in PVC applications

Top Quote SGS publishes overview of revision to the EU RoHS Directive to allow an exemption for lead and cadmium in recovered rigid PVC for use in electrical and electronic doors and windows. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 10, 2024 - SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published SafeGuardS 020.24 to provide stakeholders with further details on the European Union’s revision to the RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU) to exempt cadmium and lead in PVC applications.

    The exemption was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) on January 10, 2024, as Directive (EU) 2024/232. It applies to recovered rigid PVC used in electrical and electronic doors and windows. The exemption was added to Annex III of Entry 46 and came into force on January 30, 2024.

    SGS publishes SafeGuardS to keep stakeholders informed about regulatory changes that may impact their business. SafeGuardS 020.24 details the purpose of the RoHS Directive and the revision introduced by Directive (EU) 2024/232. It also reproduces Entry 46 with details of the content, scope and validity period.

    Stakeholders should review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 020.24 for more details.

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    SGS’s extensive network of highly experienced technicians and state-of-the-art laboratories provide a one-stop solution for electrical and electronics manufacturers and suppliers looking to achieve compliance with global RoHS regulations. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS RoHS solutions. []

    SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full European Commission grants RoHS exemption for cadmium and lead in PVC applications SafeGuardS. []

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    For further information contact:
    Ethan Zhang
    Technical Supervisor, EET RSTS
    Tel: (86) 574 8776 7006 ext. 6007
    Email: ( @ ) sgs dot com
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