Chromium compounds in European Union

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Last Updated: March 24, 2004
Group: Metals
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-   Restricted Substances
-   Summary
-   Relevant Dates
-   Laws & Regulations
-   Contacts


In the European Union, legislation has been laid down to restrict the presence of chromium (VI) in products. Two Directives include legislative requirements for chromium (VI):

  1. Chromium (VI) restriction in packaging
  2. Chromium (VI) prohibition in electronics

Defined Restrictions:
Packaging: Packaging: 100 ppm for sum of heavy metals (lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium, and cadmium)
Electronics: Prohibition (suggested threshold limit is 0.1% by weight)


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