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EU new rule: Halogenated flame retardants is prohibit use in electronic displays. Sanwood Temperature and Humidity Test Chambers help you to get through it

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On December 5, 2019, the European Union published the regulation (EU) 2019/2021 in its official communique, which set out the ecological design requirements for electronic displays in the EU energy related products (ErP) directive, and revised the regulation (EC) No 1275/2008 on electricity consumption requirements for household appliances and office equipment in standby and shutdown modes.The material utilization requirements specify the ban on halogenated flame retardants and the related requirements for cadmium labeling.

The regulation will take effect on the 20th day after it is published in the official gazette, and law enforcement will begin on March 1, 2021. However, the requirements for electronic displays in the test phase (Article 6, paragraph 1) will be enforced from December 25, 2019. For manufacturers of electronic displays or products containing electronic displays, it is necessary to adjust production strategies, strengthen product testing, and ensure product safety and standardization. Sanwood's temperature and humidity test chamber series is a good helper.

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Sanwood’s Temperature and humidity test chambers can also run for a long time at low temperature and low humidity without frost. The refrigerant demand of the automatic control system can save more than 30% of your electric energy, It is especially for electronic display products such as high thermal load testing environment.

Of course, other requirements of the new regulations should not be ignored. Components should clearly label information on the use of flame retardants, and cadmium content should also be properly labeled to ensure product compliance.Many companies have not yet understood the importance of this provision.If your product is electronic display, or the products containing electronic display are sold to Europe, we need to pay attention to it, which will affect the product clearance, market sales, brand market access and so on.


What is Halogen flame retardant?

As an important type of organic flame retardants, are the first class of flame retardants to be used.Because of its low price, good stability, less additives, good compatibility with synthetic resin materials, and can keep the original physical and chemical properties of flame retardant products, is the world's largest output and use of organic flame retardant.

Halogenated flame retardants decompose to produce hydrogen halide (HX), and hydrogen halide eliminates the combustion reaction of polymer materials to produce active free radicals.For example, The action of HX with the flame intermediate chain reaction active substance HO ·. Reduces the above-mentioned free radical concentration, thereby slowing down or terminating the chain reaction of combustion and achieving the purpose of flame retardancy.

The material utilization requirements for electronic displays are specified in appendix II of the regulations. The main requirements are as follows:

1. All halogenated flame retardants are forbidden to be used in housings and stands of electronic displays.

2. Plastic parts larger than 50g should clearly identify the material type of the parts, and plastic parts containing flame retardants must also be marked with the corresponding flame retardant information.

3. For electronic displays with display screens, if the concentration of cadmium (Cd) in the homogeneous material exceeds the limit (0.01%) stipulated by the EU RoHS Directive 2011/65 / EU, the "Cadmium inside" logo should be posted, which It should be clearly visible, durable, readable and non-erasable. At the same time, the logo should be affixed or molded in the appropriate position inside the display; if the concentration of cadmium (Cd) in the homogeneous material does not exceed the limit (0.01%) specified by the EU RoHS Directive 2011/65 / EU, it should be used "Cadmium free" logo.

4. The EU WEEE Directive and the EU Battery Directive require special handling components that can be easily separated and recycled, and provide product disassembly information in accordance with the requirements of the directive.


The new regulation establishes relevant ecological design requirements for electronic displays (including televisions, monitors and digital displays) on the eu market from the perspectives of energy efficiency, environmental protection and material efficiency.The new rules regulate the use of halogenated flame retardants in electronic displays.Related Companies should ensure that they do not use halogenated flame retardants in their electronic display enclosures and supports. Sanwood Temperature and humidity test chamber is specially designed for the reliability test of various electronic displays. The temperature (-75℃~180℃) and humidity (10%RH~98%RH) can be controlled at the same time and the optimal energy consumption can reach the test effect stably. 

It meets the following international standards:

IEC 60068-2-1:    Cold

IEC 60068-2-2:    Dry heat

IEC 60068-2-3:    Damp heat, steady state

IEC 60068-2-14:   Change of temperature with specified rate of change

IEC 60068-2-30:   Damp heat,cyclic

IEC 60068-2-38:   Composit temperature/humidity cyclic test

IEC 60068-2-78:   Damp heat,steady state

IEC 61747 (5.2.7):  Liquid crystal and solid-state display devices

Environmental,endurance and mechanical test

IEC 60794-1-22:  Basic optical cable test procedures- Environmental test methods

ISO 16750-4 (5.3):  Road vehicles (Temperature cycling)

Sanwood Technology keeps an eye on the latest laws and regulations, and we can provide you with the latest global laws and regulations and information, as well as professional testing equipment, Customize the overall solution for you.At the same time for enterprises to ensure product compliance escort, leave your needs or questions to info@sanwood.cc .Learn more about our products at www.sanwood.cc.


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