According to Chemical watch news on the 21st of October 2015. The Swedish Chemicals Agency (Kemi) wants to prepare a RoHS Annex II dossier for the restriction of the use of medium-chain chlorinated paraffins (MCCPs) in electrical and electronic equipment, in accordance with Article 6 (1) of the recast EU Directive on the restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS) in electrical and electronic equipment.
As a first step, Kemi has commissioned consultancy RPA to produce a study.
RPA is holding a two-phase public consultation to collect information on existing uses and relevant quantities of the substance, waste management and relevant emissions, exposure information and known and applied alternatives.
The first phase is underway and intends to collect information on uses in electrical and electronic equipment, and quantities of MCCPs in the EU from all relevant stakeholders regarding:
Any use of MCCP or MCCP-containing products (mixtures/product)that takes place in the EU, including, where available, the respective tonnages; and their presence in mixtures or equipment of non-EU origin, which are placed on the EU market.
The second phase of the consultation is planned for the spring of 2016. There will be a separate announcement and questionnaire.
What is Chlorinated Paraffin
Chlorinated paraffin is a chlorinated derivative with low volatility, good flame retardant, good electrical insulation, and is low cost it can be used as flame retardant and plasticer in polyvinylchloride. Widely used in the production of cable material, flooring, hoses, artificial leather, rubber and other products. It also has applications in additives of coatings, plastic runway, and lubricating oil.
Category of Chlorinated Paraffin