Chromium compounds in Spain


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Last Updated: May 7, 2007
Group: Metals
Report Contents
-   Restricted Substances
-   Summary
-   Relevant Dates
-   Laws & Regulations
-   Contacts
-   Revision History

Introduction

As harmonised in the EU, Spain 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 Spain, restrictions applying to chemical constituents of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) are set forth in the Royal Decree 208/2005 dated 25 February 2005 implementing the RoHS and WEEE Directives. The key provisions of the Royal Decree are discussed in this report.

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

 
 


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