Chromium compounds in Finland

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

In addition all of the Member States will have to transpose the EU chromium(VI) requirements for electrical and electonic equipment into national legislation as well before August 13, 2004 (but they do not need to apply these before July 2006).

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

    In Finland, the RoHS Directive has been implemented on 9 September 2004 through the adoption of the Finnish Council of State Decree 853/2004 on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous
    Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment ("Valtioneuvoston asetus vaarallisten aineiden käytön rajoittamisesta sähkö-ja elektroniikkalaitteissa.Statsrådets förordning om begränsning av användingen av farliga ämnen i elektriska och elektroniska produkter"). The Finnish RoHS Decree entered into force on 1 October 2004. The requirements only apply to EEE put on the market from 1
    July 2006. The Annex to the Decree has been amended in January 2006.

    The key provisions of the Decree implementing the RoHS Directive are discussed in this report. Other restrictions on chemical substances in electronics are also identified.

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


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