Plasticisers in external cables

This criterion limits the content of health and environmentally hazardous plasticisers in external cables.

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The following plasticisers (phthalates) must not be present in more than 0.1% by weight of the cable mantle’s polymer material per phthalate:

Phtalate CAS no
Diethyl hexyl phthalat (DEHP) 117-81-7*
Dibuthyl phthalat (DBP/DnBP) 84-74-2*
Butyl bensyl phthalat (BBP) 85-68-7*
Dicyclo hexyl phthalat (DCHP) 84-61-7
Diiso buthyl phthalat (DIBP) 84-69-5*
Dihexyl phthalat (DHP) 84-75-3
Bis (2-methoxyethyl) phthalate 117-82-8
Diiso penthyl phthalate 605-50-5
N-penthyl-isopenthyl phthalate 776297-69-9

*DEHP, DBP, BBP and DIBP are limited to 0,1% according to the RoHs-directive from July 22, 2019.