Four phthalates that are already on the REACH Candidate List will also be restricted under the RoHS2 Directive taking the number of substances to ten.

DEHP, BBP, DBP and DIBP that are primarily used as plasticisers to soften plastics, will be restricted from 22 July 2019 for all electrical and electronic equipment apart from Category 8 (medical devices) and Category 9 (monitoring and control equipment) that will have an additional two years to comply by 22 July 2021.

The maximum concentration value in all four cases will be 0.1% w/w in homogeneous material.