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01 June 2023

RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) directive

By Trivium Communications
Overview of EU's RoHS regulation

The EU regulation 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS recast) regulates the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). The specific substances regulated by RoHS include:

- Lead (Pb)
- Mercury (Hg)
- Cadmium (Cd)
- Hexavalent chromium (Cr VI)
- Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)
- Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)
- Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
- Butyl Benzyl phthalate (BBP)
- Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
- Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP)

Purpose of the RoHS regulations

These substances are known to be toxic to human health and the environment, and their use in electronic products is restricted under RoHS. The regulations aim to reduce the amount of these substances in electronic products, in order to minimize their potential negative impact on the environment and human health. The limit is generally 0.1% by weight of material and 0.01% for Cadmium specifically.

Compliance of Trivium Packaging products with RoHS restrictions

Even though Trivium Packaging products do not concern EEE, we can confirm that the above-mentioned restrictions are met by our raw materials and products.

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