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Group: flame retardants
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As harmonised by EU requirements, Latvia has two different legislative requirements for flame retardants. A third restriction, covering covering polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) in electronics was adopted on 17 August 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) (applicable to electronics)

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) : prohibition suggested threshold limit 0.1%


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