Flame retardants compounds in Greece

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Last Updated: May 6, 2007
Group: flame retardants
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As harmonised by EU requirements, Greece has two different legislative requirements for flame retardants. A third restriction, covering covering polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) ) or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) in electronics is not yet transposed (deadline for transposition not until August 13, 2004)

  1. PentaBDE and OctaBDE restriction (applicable to all articles)

  2. TRIS, TEPA and PBB prohibition (applicable to textiles and textile articles)

  3. Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) in electronics.

    In Greece, restrictions applying to chemical constituents of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) are set forth in the Presidential Decree 117/2004, published in the Government Gazette, Bulletin 82 on 5 March 2004 (the "Decree"), implementing the RoHS and WEEE Directives. The key provisions of the Decree relating to chemical restrictions are discussed in this report.
    Greece has also adopted legislation implementing Directive 76/769/EC, which imposes marketing and use restrictions in respect of certain dangerous chemical substances. This legislation is reviewed very briefly below.

Defined Restrictions:
All articles: PentaBDE & OctaBDE: limit (0.1% by mass)
Textiles: prohibition for TRIS, TEPA, PBB
Electronics: polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) : 0.1%


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