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The Norwegian Pollution Control Authority (SFT ) has released a proposal for new chemical restrictions applying to consumer products, including electrical and electronics products. Norway PoHS restricts 18 substances, with only Lead and Cadmium being in common with EU RoHS. PoHS is more stringent that the maximum concentration values are as low as 5ppm. It will have significant impact on Norwegian consumable manufacturer, import, export and sale. PoHS is originally planned to become effective on 1st January 2008. However, it is delayed as there are considerations for around 90 responses to Norway's stakeholder consultation. With reference to 18 prohibited hazardous substances in PoHS, common hazardous substances (*) found in the electrical and electronics products are shown as the following table. If the prohibited substances exceed the maximum limit in homogenous material, the product will not be allowed to produce, import, export and selling in Norway.

Group Substance Limit value wt% 0.1 1 0.1 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.001 in articles 0.001 in articles 0.05 0.05 a : 0.005 b : 1ug/m2 for textiles and other coated materials : Total 0.1 0.005 when entry into force 0.0025 3yr after entry into force 0.1 0.1 0.001

Brominated Flame Retardant HexaBromoCycloDoDecane (HBCD/HBCDD) (*) Chlorinated Paraffin (*) Metals and metallic compounds (*) / Organic Tin Compounds Fragrance substance Perfluorinated compounds Surfactants TetraBromoBisphenol A (TBBPA) Medium-Chained Chlorinated Paraffin,C14~C17 (MCCP) Arsenic and Arsenic compounds Lead and Lead compounds Cadmium and Cadmium compounds Tributyl tin compounds (TBT) Triphenyl tin compounds(TPT,TphT) Musk xylene Musk ketone PerFluoroOctyl Acid (PFOA) and individual salt and esters of PFOA DTDMAC DODMAC/DSDMAC DHTDMAC Bisphenol A (*) Other substance DiEthylHexylPhthalate (*) Pentachlorophenol Triclosan

SGS Hong Kong offers chemical tests for the above prohibited chemicals which common in electrical and electronics products.


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