Management of target substances

Samsung Electronics has identified the following categories of target substances:

Class I   : 6 substances regulated by European Directive 2002/95/EC setting Restrictions on the Use of Certain Hazardous
                 Substances in Electrical & Electronic Equipment ("ROHS").
Class II  : Substances subject to legal restrictions under legislation other than the European RoHS Directive.
Class III : Substances which Samsung Electronics is voluntarily phasing out due to potential harm to the environment
                 or human health.

Substance / Material Application Threshold limit
Class I Cadmium and its compounds All products covered by the EU RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC < 5ppm for organics
< 80ppm for inorganics
Lead and its compounds < 100ppm for organics
< 800ppm for inorganics
Mercury and its compounds < 800ppm
Hexavalent chromium and its compounds < 800ppm
Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) < 900ppm
Polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs) < 900ppm
Class II Polychiorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
Polychiorinated terphenyls (PCTs)
Polychiorinated naphthalenes (PCNs with 3 or more chlorine constituents)
All parts No intentional use
Ozone depleting substances
(CFCs, HCFCs, Halons as regulated by the Montreal Protocol)
All parts No intentional use
Asbestos All parts No intentional use
Formaldehyde Wooden products < 0.1ppm
Short chain chlorinated paraffins
(Alkane 10 ~13 carbon chain )
Paints, waxes, oils, rubbers, plastics and textiles < 1,000ppm
Azo colorants Textiles and leather articles which may come into direct and prolonged contact with the skin < 30ppm
Nickel and compounds External components intended to come into direct and prolonged contact with the skin < 0.5 microgram/cm2/week
Organic tin compounds Paints, inks preservatives and fungicides No intentional use
Arsenic and its compounds Wooden products, totally or partly submerged parts No intentional use
Perfluorooctance Sulfonates(PFOSs) All parts
(1microgram/m2 for textiles and coated materials)
1000ppm
Substance / Material Application Phase-out Date
Class III TBBP-A All products January, 2008
Brominated Flame Retardants Printed wiring boards in mobile phones July, 2007
Mobile phones (including accessories and chargers) January, 2010
MP3 players (including accessories)
Digital cameras and Camcorders: main PWB and case July, 2010
Notebooks January, 2012
PVC Mobile phones (including accessories and chargers) April, 2010
MP3 players (including accessories)
Digital cameras and Camcorders: internal wires July, 2010
TVs: Internal wires (except LCD/LED panel and PDP module) January, 2011
Notebooks (except power cord and adapter) January, 2012
Monitors: internal wires (except panel)
Home theaters: internal wires
Phthalates Mobile phones (including accessories and chargers) January, 2011
MP3 players (including accessories)
Digital cameras and Camcorders: internal wires January, 2013
TVs: internal wires (except LCD/LED panel and PDP module)
Notebooks (except power cord and adapter)
Monitors: internal wires (except panel)
Home theaters: internal wires
Printers (>25g plastic part, exvept power) Jun, 2013
Antimony trioxide Mobile phones (including accessories and chargers) January, 2013
MP3 players (including accessories)
Digital cameras and Camcorders: Main PWB, case and internal wires
TVs: internal wires (except LCD/LED panel and PDP module)
Notebooks (except power cord and adapter)
Monitors: internal wires (except panel)
Home theaters: internal wires
Beryllium and its compounds Mobile phones and MP3 players January, 2011
All products January, 2013
Chlorinated Flame Retardants All products Under Consideration

Phase-out Date: Date from which ALL NEW MODELS put on the market will have achieved phase-out according to application scope above

Note: The phase-out plans for Class III substances are by necessity subject to the successful identification and availability of technically suitable alternatives.

The following applications of the substances targeted for phase-out currently have no suitable alternatives:
1) Beryllium and compounds
    - Beryllium alloy used in connectors and certain electronic components
2) Antimony Trioxide (Sb2O3)
    - added in ceramics for certain electronic components
    - used as a catalyst in polymeric materials for certain electronic components

The target substances identified are controlled in all product parts and materials by using this standard. Download PDFdownload pdf

Implementation within the supply chain is achieved through the Samsung Electronics Eco-partner Program. Full details can be accessed here: Eco-partner Program