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RoHS directive amended

RoHS directive amended

30th June 2008: expired the term to place on the EC market electrical and electronic equipment containing DecaBDE

Subject: DecaBDE RoHS exemption revoked

The Court of Justice of the European Communities in Luxemburg with the Judgement1 of 1st April 2008, concerning the actions for annulment brought by the European Parliament vs. the Commission of the European Communities referring to the exemption of Decabromodiphenyl ether (DecaBDE) from the restriction of use in electrical and electronic equipment set by the Directive of the European Parliament 2002/95/EC of 27th January 2003 and better known as RoHS, has introduced the ban of electrical and electronic equipment containing DecaBDE within the borders of the European Community starting from 1st July 2008.

We are pleased to inform you that the whole Lati S.p.A. product range, currently manufactured, already meet the requirements of the RoHS Directive, even in its strictest formulation, except the following:


These materials, owing to their DecaBDE content, fall within the field of the referenced annulment of the Commission Decision 2005/717/EC of 13th October 2005. As a consequence, the electrical and electronic equipments within the applicability of the RoHS directive made of the above mentioned products comply with the directive only if marketed in the European Community by 30th June 2008. Insofar, any possible RoHS statement formerly released before the publication of the referenced judgment has to be considered void and superseded by this one.

We would like to bring to your attention that the judgment applies solely to electrical and electronic equipment marketed in the European Community without any prejudice for other applications outside the purpose of RoHS or different markets.

The following products
  • LATENE 7 T-V0E
  • LATENE AG3H2W G/30-V0E
have been and will continue to be fully suitable for the European electrical and electronic market.

For more information do not hesitate to contact our sales representatives or your industry association.

Lati Industria Termoplastici S.p.A.

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1Judgment of the cases C-14/06 e C-295/06 available at http://curia.europa.eu

30 June 2008
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