Plasticisers in plastics and upholstery materials - Advanced
Phthalates are used as plasticisers in plastics and upholstery materials, several phthalates are suspected to be endocrine disruptors. The phthalates in the requirement are prohibited from use in toys and child-care items that children can put in their mouths.
- Technical specification
Furniture should not have active addition of the following phthalates. Measured value per detail shall not exceed 0.1 % by weight.
|Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP)||26761-40-0, 68515-49-1|
|Di-n-oktyl phthalate (DNOP)||117-84-0|
|Diisononyl phthalate (DINP)||28553-12-0|
The supplier shall be able to prove, on request, that the requirement has been fulfilled. [The contracting organisation] may request that the data be verified by an independent third party.
Small plastic parts (<100 g), are not subject to the requirement.
When requested, the supplier must be able to present for example one of the following:
- Labellings that meet the requirement, such as a valid license for
- Svanen (Nordic Swan Ecolabelling), Furniture and furnishings, version 4 or later,
- Analytical reports carried out by accredited laboratories
- The company's self-declaration/supplier assurance including technical documentation of compliance verified by an accredited verification body, accredited for the task according to ISO/IEC 17029, or equivalent standard.
If the requirement has been verified with a labelling, verification can be carried out by checking that there is a valid license for the product in question. This is checked on the respective website:
Möbelfakta, Svanen (Nordic Swan Ecolabelling).
If the requirement has been verified with analytical reports, conduct random checks of the analytical reports and verify that the values are below the requirement’s limit value. Also check that the analyses were carried out by an accredited laboratory.
Self-declaration verified by an accredited verification body
Request the company's self-declaration including technical documentation of compliance verified by an accredited verification body, accredited for the task according to ISO/IEC 17029.
Subject matter of contract
Sustainable procurement of furniture
Information about the criterion
The requirement should be used in conjunction with Requirement ID: 11021:1 Plasticisers in plastics and upholstery materials.
There are currently no accredited verification bodies according to ISO/IEC 17029 (Conformity Assessment – General Principles and Requirements for Validation and Verification Bodies), as it is a relatively new standard. However, this may change, especially if the demand to verify compliance in this way increases. This possibility is therefore included in the list of possible evidence. More information about the standard can be found on Swedac's website.
The version date indicates when the sustainability criterion was created or last updated. Last reviewed dated tells when we last checked that the sustainability criterion still is relevant.
- Current ID
- Version date