15 Nov 2021 -

Electronics industry gets more time to replace PiP 3:1

According to EPS, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it will extend the time required to comply with the ban on PiP 3:1, a widely-used ingredient in electronics manufacturing, to October 31, 2024.

PIP 3:1 is widely used as a flame retardant and plasticizer. It is introduced at many stages in global supply chains to manufacture cables, wiring, semiconductors and other electronic components that all make their way into cell phones, laptops, vehicles, planes, and manufacturing equipment.

“Industry pushed back, asserting that an extension of the compliance deadline was necessary to avoid significant global supply chain disruption,” wrote EPS.

PIP 3:1 is one of the five persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) substances to be banned under the the Substance Control Act (TSCA).

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