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.

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Criterion ID

11173

Criterion level

Advanced

Criterion type

Technical specification

Criterion text

The following plasticisers (phthalates) must not be present in external power cables:

  • The phthalates DEHP (CAS No. 117-81-7), BBP (CAS No. 85-68-7), DBP (CAS No. 84-74-2), DIBP (CAS No. 84-69-5). The maximum allowed concentration is 0.1% by weight of the cable mantle’s polymer material per phthalate.
  • 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.