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EU Amends the Exemption for Lead and Cadmium in Annex III of RoHS Regulation

CE
May 13, 2019

 

21 November 2018, EU released 18 directives to amend the exemption for lead content in Annex III of EU RoHS Regulation. This Directive shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

The detail of the amending is as follows:

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Exemption
 
Scope and dates of applicability
7(c)-IV Lead in PZT based dielectric ceramic materials for capacitors which are part of integrated circuits or discrete semiconductors Expires on:

– 21 July 2021 for categories 1-7 and 10;

– 21 July 2021 for categories 8 and 9 others than in vitro diagnostic medical devices and industrial monitoring and control instruments;

– 21 July 2023 for category 8 in vitro

medical devices;

– 21 July 2024 for category 9 industrial monitoring and control instruments, and for category 11.”

(c)-II Lead in dielectric ceramic in capacitors for a rated voltage of 125 V AC or 250 V DC or higher Does not apply to applications covered by point 7(c)-I and 7(c)-IV of this Annex. Expires on:

– 21 July 2021 for categories 1-7 and 10;

– 21 July 2021 for categories 8 and 9 others than in vitro diagnostic medical devices and industrial monitoring and control instruments;

– 21 July 2023 for category 8 in vitro diagnostic medical devices;

– 21 July 2024 for category 9 industrial monitoring and control instruments, and for category 11.

8(b) Cadmium and its compounds in electrical contacts Applies to categories 8, 9 and 11 and expires on:

‒ 21 July 2021 for categories 8 and 9 others than in vitro diagnostic medical devices and industrial monitoring and control instruments;

‒ 21 July 2023 for category 8 in vitro diagnostic medical devices;

‒ 21 July 2024 for category 9 industrial monitoring and control instruments, and for category 11.

15 Lead in solders to complete a

viable electrical connection

between semiconductor die and carrier within integrated circuit flip chip packages

Applies to categories 8, 9 and 11 and expires on:

‒ 21 July 2021 for categories 8 and 9 others than in vitro diagnostic medical devices and industrial monitoring and control instruments;

‒ 21 July 2023 for category 8 in vitro diagnostic medical devices;

‒ 21 July 2024 for category 9 industrial monitoring and control instruments, and for category 11.

15(a) Lead in solders to complete a viable electrical connection between the semiconductor die and carrier within integrated circuit flip chip packages where at least one of the following criteria applies:

‒ a semiconductor technology node  of 90 nm or larger;

‒ a single die of 300 mm2 or larger in any semiconductor technology node;

‒ stacked die packages with die of 300 mm2 or larger, or silicon interposers of 300 mm2 or larger.

Applies to categories 1 to 7 and 10 and expires on 21 July 2021.”
18(b) Lead as activator in the fluorescent  powder (1% lead by weight or less) of discharge lamps when used as sun tanning lamps containing phosphors such as BSP  (BaSi2O5:Pb) Expires on:

‒ 21 July 2021 for categories 1-7 and 10;

‒ 21 July 2021 for categories 8 and 9 others than in vitro diagnostic medical devices and industrial monitoring and control instruments;

‒ 21 July 2023 for category 8 in vitro diagnostic medical devices;

‒ 21 July 2024 for category 9 industrial monitoring and control instruments, and for category 11.

18(b)-I Lead as activator in the fluorescent  powder (1 % lead by weight or less) of discharge lamps containing phosphors such as BSP (BaSi2O5:Pb) when used in medical phototherapy equipment Applies to categories 5 and 8, excluding applications covered by entry 34 of Annex IV, and expires on 21 July 2021.”
21 Lead and cadmium in printing inks  for the application of enamels  on glasses, such as borosilicate and  soda lime glasses Applies to categories 8, 9 and 11 and expires on:

‒ 21 July 2021 for categories 8 and 9 others than in vitro diagnostic medical devices and industrial monitoring and control instruments;

‒ 21 July 2023 for category 8 in vitro diagnostic medical devices;

‒ 21 July 2024 for category 9 industrial monitoring and control instruments, and for category 11.

21(a) Cadmium when used in color printed glass to provide filtering functions, used as a component in lighting applications installed in displays and control panels of EEE Applies to categories 1 to 7 and 10 except applications covered by entry 21(b) or entry 39 and expires on 21 July 2021.
21(b) Cadmium in printing inks for the application of enamels on glasses, such as borosilicate and soda lime glasses Applies to categories 1 to 7 and 10 except applications covered by entry 21(a) or 39 and expires on 21 July 2021.
21(c) Lead in printing inks for the application of enamels on other than borosilicate glasses Applies to categories 1 to 7 and 10 and expires on 21 July 2021.”
29 Lead bound in crystal glass as defined in Annex I (Categories 1, 2, 3 and 4) of Council Directive 69/493/EEC * Expires on:

‒ 21 July 2021 for categories 1-7 and 10;

‒ 21 July 2021 for categories 8 and 9 others than in vitro diagnostic medical devices and industrial monitoring and control instruments;

‒ 21 July 2023 for category 8 in vitro diagnostic medical devices;

‒ 21 July 2024 for category 9 industrial monitoring and control instruments, and for category 11.

“37 Lead in the plating layer of high voltage diodes on the basis of a zinc borate glass body Expires on:

‒ 21 July 2021 for categories 1-7 and 10;

‒ 21 July 2021 for categories 8 and 9 others than in vitro diagnostic medical devices and industrial monitoring and control instruments;

‒ 21 July 2023 for category 8 in vitro diagnostic medical devices;

‒ 21 July 2024 for category 9 industrial monitoring and control instruments, and for category 11.”

42 Lead in bearings and bushes of diesel or gaseous fuel powered internal combustion engines applied in non-road professional use equipment:

‒ with engine total displacement ≥ 15 litters; or

‒ with engine total displacement < 15 litters and the engine is designed to operate in applications  where the time between the signal to start and full load is required to be less than 10 seconds; or regular maintenance is typically performed in a harsh and dirty outdoor environment, such as  mining, construction, and agriculture applications.

Applies to category 11, excluding applications covered by entry 6(c) of this Annex. Expires on 21 July 2024.

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