EU-END_OF_LIFE_VEHICLES-ANX_II_SPECIFIC_EXEMPTIONS

End-of-Life Vehicles Directive - Specific Use Exemptions

EU. Specific Use Exemptions from Article 4(2)(a) (Annex II), Directive 2000/53/EC on End-of-Life Vehicles, as amended by Directive 2020/363/EU, 5 March 2020

This list contains the specific Annex II material and component use exemptions for the substances prohibited from use in the manufacture of automobiles under Art. 4(2)(a) of the ELV Directive.

Last updated 21 juni 2021. Database contains 43 unique substances/entries.
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Materials and components
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1(a)
Steel for machining purposes and batch hot dip galvanised steel components
0.35 % by weight
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1(b)
Continuously galvanised steel sheet
0.35 % by weight
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10(a)
Electrical and electronic components which contain lead in a glass or ceramic, in a glass or ceramic matrix compound, in a glass-ceramic material, or in a glass-ceramic matrix compound. This exemption does not cover the use of lead in: - glass in bulbs and glaze of spark plugs, - dielectric ceramic materials of components listed under 10(b), 10(c) and 10(d).
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10(b)
PZT-based dielectric ceramic materials of capacitors being part of integrated circuits or discrete semiconductors
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10(c)
Dielectric ceramic materials of capacitors with a rated voltage of less than 125 V AC or 250 V DC
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10(d)
Dielectric ceramic materials of capacitors compensating the temperature-related deviations of sensors in ultrasonic sonar systems
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Pyrotechnic initiators
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Lead-containing thermoelectric materials in automotive electrical applications to reduce CO2 emissions by recuperation of exhaust heat
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13(a)
Corrosion preventive coatings
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13(b)
Corrosion preventive coatings related to bolt and nut assemblies for chassis applications
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14(i)
An anti-corrosion agent of the carbon steel cooling system in absorption refrigerators in the cooling solution designed to operate fully or partly with electrical heater, having an average utilised electrical power input < 75W at constant running conditions
0.75 % by weight
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14(ii)
An anti-corrosion agent of the carbon steel cooling system in absorption refrigerators in the cooling solution designed to operate fully or partly with electrical heater, having an average utilised electrical power input >= 75W at constant running conditions
0.75 % by weight
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14(iii)
An anti-corrosion agent of the carbon steel cooling system in absorption refrigerators in the cooling solution designed to fully operate with non-electrical heater
0.75 % by weight
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15(a)
Discharge lamps for headlight application
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15(b)
Fluorescent tubes used in instrument panel displays
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Batteries for electrical vehicles
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2(a)
Aluminium for machining purposes
2 % by weight
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2(b)
Aluminium
1.5 % by weight
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2(c)(i)
Aluminium alloys for machining purposes
0.4 % by weight
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2(c)(ii)
Aluminium alloys and not intended for machining purposes
0.4 % by weight
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Copper alloys
4 % by weight
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4(a)
Bearing shells and bushes
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4(b)
Bearing shells and bushes in engines, transmissions and air conditioning compressors
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5(a)
Batteries in high-voltage systems that are used only for propulsion in M1 and N1 vehicles
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5(b)
Batteries for battery applications not for high-voltage systems that are used only for propulsion in M1 and N1 vehicles
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Vibration dampers
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7(a)
Vulcanising agents and stabilisers for elastomers in brake hoses, fuel hoses, air ventilation hoses, elastomer/metal parts in the chassis applications, and engine mountings
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7(b)
Vulcanising agents and stabilisers for elastomers in brake hoses, fuel hoses, air ventilation hoses, elastomer/metal parts in the chassis applications, and engine mountings
0.5 % by weight
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7(c)
Bonding agents for elastomers in powertrain applications
0.5 % by weight
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8(a)
Solders to attach electrical and electronic components to electronic circuit boards and lead in finishes on terminations of components other than electrolyte aluminium capacitors, on component pins and on electronic circuit boards
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8(b)
Solders in electrical applications other than soldering on electronic circuit boards or on glass
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8(c)
Finishes on terminals of electrolyte aluminium capacitors
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8(d)
Soldering on glass in mass airflow sensors
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8(e)
High melting temperature type solders (i.e. lead-based alloys)
85 % by weight
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8(f)(a)
Compliant pin connector systems
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8(f)(b)
Compliant pin connector systems other than the mating area of vehicle harness connectors
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8(g)(i)
Solders to complete a viable electrical connection between semiconductor die and carrier within integrated circuit flip chip packages
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8(g)(ii)
Solders to complete a viable electrical connection between the semiconductor die and the carrier within integrated circuit flip chip packages where that electrical connection consists of any of the following: (i) a semiconductor technology node of 90 nm or larger; (ii) a single die of 300 mm2 or larger in any semiconductor technology node; (iii) stacked die packages with dies of 300 mm2 or larger, or silicon interposers of 300 mm2 or larger.
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8(h)
Solder to attach heat spreaders to the heat sink in power semiconductor assemblies with a chip size of at least 1 cm2 of projection area and a nominal current density of at least 1 A/mm2 of silicon chip area
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8(i)
Solders in electrical glazing applications on glass except for soldering in laminated glazing
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8(j)
Solders for soldering of laminated glazing
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8(k)
Soldering of heating applications with 0.5 A or more of heat current per related solder joint to single panes of laminated glazings not exceeding wall thickness of 2.1 mm. This exemption does not cover soldering to contacts embedded in the intermediate polymer
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Valve seats

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