Industry celebrates EU deca-BDE exemption

Industry gave a strong welcome on Monday to confirmation that the EU has exempted the brominated flame retardant deca-BDE from the restriction on hazardous substances (RoHS) directive. A new law was published in the bloc's official journal on 15 October at the European Commission's behest after member states failed to decide for or against the measure (EED 15/09/05). Sector group Ebfrip said the development was "reassuring news for electronics manufacturers worldwide. See Commission decision (ref: 2005/717/EC) and Ebfrip reaction.

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