Plasticisers in external cables
Through this criterion, the use of plasticisers that are hazardous to the environment or human health in power cables is avoided.
- Technical specification
The following plasticisers must not be present in external power cables:
- Medium chained chlorinated paraffins (MCCP, CAS No. ) (alkanes C14-17). The maximum allowed concentration is 0.1% by weight of the cable mantle’s polymer material.
- Provide a summary of the documentation proving that the offered products fulfil the above requirement. Assessment of the relevant documentation is based on the supplier’s risk assessment according to EN 50581:2012 or equal.
- Provide certification of Eco-labelling of type I with the same kind of limitations for the above mentions phthalates and medium chained chlorinated paraffins.
- Demonstrate the supplier's routines for working with risk assessment and technical documentation, (supplier's declaration, material declaration, analytical test results) for hazardous substances in electric and electronic equipment under EN 50581:2012 or equal.
- Request test reports according to IEC 62321–8:2017, EN 14372:2004, EPA 8270D, or equal, (phthalates) For tests of medium chained chlorinated paraffins the test methods EPA8270D, EPA 3550C, or equal are used. The results must be within the allowed limitation values.
- Check that a valid certificate is at hand, demonstrating that the product is approved for an Eco-label.
Subject matter of contract
Sustainable computers and monitors
Information about the criterion
Use of the four plasticisers in the requirement will be limited from 2019 through an amendment to the RoHS directive, (2002/95/EG). The phthalates are already included in the REACH Regulation, Annex XIV requiring permit for use in production within the EU. Although, Annex XIV is not regulating substances in products, imported to the EU.
Medium chained chlorinated paraffins, (MCCPs), are also investigated for inclusion in the RoHS directive.
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