Special Requirement Form

Form-1 Special Requirement Form
Special Requirement Form
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□ This Special Requirement Form is issued as a notification of special requirements specified in the
Annex(es).
□ This Special Requirement Form is issued as a notification of special requirements other than
those specified in the Annexes.
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Plant Name /
Issuing
Department
Issuer’s
Department
Approver’s
Department
□ Special requirements specified
in Annex(es)
□ Special requirements other than
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Annex A: Special Requirements for Toys/Childcare Articles
Annex B: Special Requirements for Batteries
Annex C: Special Halogen-free Requirements
Annex D: Special Requirements for Packaging/Packing Materials
Annex E: Special Requirements for Phthalate Esters
Special requirements:
those specified in Annex(es)
Name, part number, model, figure
number , etc. of applicable part
Data to be submitted
As specified in section 7 of the Minebea Group Green Procurement Standard
Additional requirements
□ No
□ Yes (Specify below)
Additional requirements:
Annex A
Special Requirements for Toys/Childcare Articles
This Annex will be in effect when notified via the Special Requirement Form (Form-1).
1. Prohibited Chemical Substances in Toys and Childcare Articles and Their Regulatory Limits
1-1. Regulated chemical substances in toys and childcare articles and their legal limits
As shown in the table below.
1-2. Any substances listed as Attachment I prohibited chemical substances are banned if they are regulated for use in toys
and childcare articles.
Table 1: Regulated Chemical Substances in Toys and Childcare Articles and Their Legal Limits
Substance
Legal Limit
Restriction
Antimony and its compounds
< 60 mg/kg(ppm)
Arsenic and its compounds
< 25 mg/kg(ppm)
Barium and its compounds
< 1000 mg/kg(ppm)
Cadmium and its compounds
< 75 mg/kg(ppm)
Chrome and its compounds
< 60 mg/kg(ppm)
Lead and its compounds
< 90 mg/kg(ppm)
Mercury and its compounds
< 60 mg/kg(ppm)
Selenium and its compounds
< 500 mg/kg(ppm)
Usage in toys/childcare articles
Analysis methods of concentrations of chemical substances in toys/childcare articles shown in the table shall comply with the
EN71-3:1994 standard for toy safety. Note that the EN71-3:1994 standard employs dissolution testing, which is different from
the content measurement specified by the RoHS Directive.
Table 2: Requirements Overlapping with Attachment I Prohibited Chemical Substances
Substance
CAS No.
Phthalate Esters
- Bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
117-81-7
- Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
84-74-2
- Benzylbutyl phthalate (BBP)
85-68-7
Legal Limit
Total of 3
mg/kg(ppm)
Toys and childcare articles that children can
28553-12-0
68515-48-0
- Diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP)
26761-40-0
68515-49-1
- Di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP)
Toys and childcare articles
< 1000
Phthalate Esters
- Diisononyl phthalate (DINP)
Restriction
Total of 3
put into their mouths
< 1000
mg/kg(ppm)
117-84-0
Note: Compliance with additional requirements other than the above, if any, may be specified and requested via the Special
Requirement Form (Form-1).
Annex B
Special Requirements for Batteries
This Annex will be in effect when notified via the Special Requirement Form (Form-1).
1. Prohibited Chemical Substances Related to Batteries
With regard to batteries that are incorporated into products, the table below shall apply basically following the Directive
2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators and repealing Directive 91/157/EEC
(new battery directive).
Table 1: Prohibited Chemical Substances Related to Batteries
Substance
Cadmium
Lead
Mercury
Target
Nickel/cadmium batteries
Portable battery or accumulator
Compact sealed lead-acid batteries
All batteries or accumulators
All batteries or accumulators, excluding button batteries
Button batteries
Prohibition or Legal Limit
Prohibited
< 20 mg/kg(ppm)
Prohibited
< 0.4%
< 5 mg/kg(ppm)
< 2%
The legal limits are specified in proportion to total weight.
Note:
Compliance with additional requirements other than the above, if any, may be specified and requested via the
Special Requirement Form (Form-1).
Annex C
Special Halogen-free Requirements
This Annex will be in effect when notified via the Special Requirement Form (Form-1).
1. Scope of Halogen-free Requirements and Regulatory Limits
Parts and materials shall be deemed halogen-free when the following standard is met.
Table 1: Types of Halogen and Their Regulatory Limits
Halogen
Regulatory Limit
Chlorine (Cl)
< 0.09 wt% (900 mg/kg)
Bromine (Br)
< 0.09 wt% (900 mg/kg)
Chlorine (Cl) + Bromine (Br)
< 0.15 wt% (1500 mg/kg)
mg/kg(ppm)
Remarks
Parts and materials are halogen-free when
concentrations of both chlorine and bromine are
less than 0.09 wt% (900 ppm), with total
chlorine/bromine content being less than 0.15
wt% (1500 ppm).
2. Analysis Method for Halogens (Chlorine and Bromine)
Flask combustion ion chromatography shall be used as an analysis method for halogens (chlorine and bromine). The
analytical procedure should follow the JPCA-ES01-2003 Test Method for Halogen-free Materials specified by Japan
Printed Circuit Association (JPCA), or its equivalent.
Note: Compliance with additional requirements other than the above, if any, may be specified and requested via the Special
Requirement Form (Form-1).
Annex D
Special Requirements for Packaging/Packing Materials
This Annex will be in effect when notified via the Special Requirement Form (Form-1).
1. Definition of Packaging/Packing Materials
Packaging/Packing Materials are products, composed of any kind of material, in which goods, from raw materials to
processed goods, are to be contained, protected, handled, transported and delivered during the process of moving them
from the manufacturer to the users or consumers.
2. Packaging/Packing Materials Subject to this Annex
The requirements of this Annex shall apply to packaging/packing materials which Minebea procures and uses when
delivering its products to customers.
(1) Legal limits of metals and metal compounds in packaging/packing materials
Table 1 shows legal limits of metals and metal compounds in packaging/packing materials.
Table 1: Legal Limits of Metals and Metal Compounds in Packaging/Packing Materials
No.
1
Substance
Cadmium and its compounds
2
Lead and its compounds
3
Hexavalent chromium compounds
4
Mercury and its compounds
Legal Limits
Main Packaging/Packing Materials
Cartons (boxes), cushioning materials, protective bags (sheets), plastic
Sum of the 4
bags, envelopes, blister packs, clamshells, partitions, spacers, printing
elements
inks, adhesive tapes, staples, labels, joints, binding bands, hanging tabs,
< 100
handles, frames, shrink films, bottles, sleeves, decorative boxes, skids,
mg/kg(ppm)
stoppers, trays, reels, stretch films, bands, strings, etc.
Note: The allowable concentration of heavy metals (mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium and lead) in
packaging/packing materials shall be determined for each part composing the packaging/packing materials (e.g.,
resin, ink, paint, carton, tapes, etc.), and total of cadmium, lead, hexavalent chromium and mercury shall be less
than 100 mg/kg(ppm), and lead content shall be less than 100 mg/kg(ppm). However, the allowable concentration of
cadmium shall be less than 5 mg/kg(ppm) in each part, such as plastic resin (including rubber), paint, and ink.
(2) Regulations on polyvinyl chloride and its mixtures used in packaging/packing materials
Table 2 outlines regulations on polyvinyl chloride and its mixtures used in packaging/packing materials.
Table 2: Polyvinyl Chloride and Its Mixtures Used in Packaging/Packing Materials
No.
Substance
Regulation
Main Packaging/Packing Materials
Cushioning materials, protective sheets, plastic bags, blister packs,
1
Polyvinyl chloride and its mixtures
Intentional use
films, clamshells, partitions, spacers, adhesive tapes, labels, joints,
prohibited
binding bands, hanging tabs, handles, frames, shrink films, bottles,
sleeves, skids, stoppers, trays, reels, stretch films, bands, strings, etc.
Note: Compliance with additional requirements other than the above, if any, may be specified and requested via the
Special Requirement Form (Form-1).
Annex E
Special Requirements for Phthalate esters
This Annex will be in effect when notified via the Special Requirement Form (Form-1).
1. Definition of Phthalate esters
Phthalate esters are esters of phthalic acid and are mainly used as plasticizers.
2. Scope of Phthalate Esters requirements and regulatory limit
Phthalate Esters are regulated by uses such as a toy, a product for child care, a food container, the tableware, but the
regulation of electricity, electronic goods is enforced by a customer requirements.
The regulation limit (temporarily) assumes it 0.1% by weight (1,000 mg/kg), but the regulation limit depends on the
customer requirements.
mg/kg (ppm)
Regulatory
№
CAS No.
Application
Phthalate esters
Limits
1
Bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
117-81-7
<1000
2
Benzylbutyl phthalate (BBP)
85-68-7
(*1)
3
Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
84-74-2
4
Diisobutyl Phthalate (DIBP)
84-69-5
5
Diisononyl phthalate (DINP)
28553-12-0,
68515-48-0
6
Diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP)
26761-40-0,
68515-49-1
7
Di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP)
117-84-0
8
Other than mention above
(*1) In case Minebea customer requires limits which is different from this limit, Minebea will inform it supplier individually.
Note: Compliance with additional requirements other than the above, if any, may be specified and requested via the
Special Requirement Form (Form-1).