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The 16th edition of the SS-00259 PUBLISHED

2018-03-06 213

The sixteenth edition of the SS-00259 for general use was released on March 1, 2018. The new edition will be enforced on April 1, 2018. All the parts, materials, and other articles that are procured by the Sony group, or by third parties need to satisfy the criteria specified in this standard.


Main Changes of the New Standard

Compared with the 15th edition, the main changes are as follows:

1.The level of DEHP,DBP,BBP,DIBP has been revised, “Parts and materials for EEE (note that parts and materials for batteries are level 3)”will be classified under level 1 instead of level 2.
2.The scope of Ozone depleting substances has been expanded.
The scole of the level 1 substance(“Intentionally added and Processes with ODS cleaning,foaming or other process”)has been expanded as “Substances of Annexes A(Chlorofluorocarbons, Halons ),B(Other fully halogenated, Carbon tetrachloride,1,1,1-trichloroethane),C(HCFCs, HBFCs , Bromochloromethane ) and E(Methyl bromide) of Montreal Protocol”.

3.Benzenamine, N-phenyl-, reaction products with styrene and 2,4,4-trimethylpentene (BNST) has been repealed.

4.The list of substaces in candidate list for authorization of EU REACH regulation has been revised, Perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid and its salts, Dodecachloropentacyclo[,9.02,13.05,10]octadeca-7,15-diene, Chrysene, Benz[a]anthracene was added to this list.

5.Lead and lead compounds in all other batteries threshold level has been revised as “0.2wt%(2000ppm)” of battery while the level in the fifteenth edition was” 0.4wt%(4000ppm)”.

6.The formaldehyde emission standards threshold level and the testing methods of the hardwood plywood, particleboard and medium-density fiberboard including thin medium-density fiberboard, which are employed in products (e.g. speakers and racks) has been added.

For more details please see SONY's official website:


CTI Suggestion 

The management regulation for the environment-related substances (SS-00259) of Sony group generally be updated once a year. Each update will adjust the hazardous substances list according to the latest international laws and regulations. Therefore, the related enterprises are suggested to be aware of the latest requirements of SS-00259, ensure the products comply with client's requirements.

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