Chromium compounds in Switzerland

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Last Updated: August 5, 2007
Group: Metals
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-   Restricted Substances
-   Summary
-   Test Methods
-   Relevant Dates
-   Key Documents
-   Other Documents
-   Contacts
-   Revision History


As harmonised in the EU, Switzerland laid down legislation to restrict the presence of chromium (VI) in packaging.

Switzerland has adopted chemical restrictions applying to electronic products. In August 2005, the Ordinance on Risk Reduction related to Chemical Products (ChemRRV) entered into force. Since that time various conditions for the supply of certain chemicals and products containing chemical substances have changed in the EU.

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

Defined Restrictions:
Packaging: 100 ppm for sum of heavy metals (lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium, and cadmium)
Electronics: 0.1%


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