Two more RoHS exemptions on engine components enter into force

On 5 November 2019, the EU Directives 2019/1845 and 2019/1846 were published in the Official Journal of the EU. They will officially enter into force in the EU legal system on 25 November 2019.

Said Directives establish two exemptions – requested by EUROMOT in 2017 –  to material limitations included in the EU RoHS Directive. They concern respectively “bis(2- ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) contained in certain rubber components used in engine systems” and  “lead contained in solders used in certain combustion engines”. Both exemptions will remain valid until 21 July 2024, which should allow the industry to conduct additional research to integrate viable alternatives to the restricted substances.

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