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Here Dr. Paul Goodman, Senior Materials Consultant at edifera provides an insight into the uses of the four phthalates restricted from 2019 / 2021.   Uses of four RoHS restricted phthalates   The RoHS directive will ban four phthalates in electrical equipment from 22 July 2019 (2021 for categories 8 and 9). The table below summarises their main uses. Substance Main uses in electrical and electronic equipment Bis-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) Plasticiser used in PVC, rubber and in othe ...