RoHS directive

The RoHS Directive is an EU directive that restricts the use of certain hazardous substances (beyond the permissible concentration) for electrical and electronic equipment, with “risk to human health and environment” as the highest priority. The application started on July 1, 2006.

Flow of export control

July 1, 2006RoHS Directive
Restricted substances: Six materials
Scope of application: 10 categories

January 3, 2013RoHS 2 revised directive
Restricted substances: Six materials
Scope of application: 11 categories *1 category added

June 4, 2015RoHS 2 revised directive Issuance
Restricted substances: 10 materials *4 substance added
Scope of application: 11 categories

July 22, 2019Started regulating 9 categories excluding “medical equipment” and “monitoring and control equipment”

July 22, 2021Will begin regulating 11 categories including the above (scheduled)

Prohibited substances: 10 types

Prohibited substanceRestricted concentration
(threshold value)




Hexavalent chromium0.1wt%

Polybrominated biphenyls: PBB0.1wt%

Polybrominated diphenyl ether: PBDE0.1wt%

Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate: DEHP0.1wt% newly added substances

Butyl benzyl phthalate: BBP0.1wt% newly added substances

Dibutyl phthalate: DBP0.1wt% newly added substances

Diisobutyl phthalate: DIBP0.1wt% newly added substances

Applicable categories:11 categories


1. Large household appliances

2. Small household appliances

3. IT & telecommunications equipment

4. Consumer equipment

5. Lighting equipment

6. Electronic and electrical tools

7. Toys, leisure and sports equipment

8. Medical devices

9. Monitoring and control instruments

10. Automatic dispensers

11. Electronic and electrical equipment not
in the above categories

Safe and secure due to its compliance with corrected RoHS2 regulations

We use phthalate esters as plasticizers to soften hoses made of PVC resin, but do not use phthalate esters whose use is restricted in RoHS2 (revised RoHS).
Therefore, all of our "standard hoses and TOYOCONNECTOR couplings" comply with the current RoHS as well as RoHS2 (Revised RoHS), which will be applied starting July 22, 2019.

Manufacturer marking

Our hoses made of PVC resin have manufacturer markings that show that they comply with RoHS2 (revised RoHS).

Marking examples

Issuing certificates

You can download the "Chemicals Containment Survey Report" that certifies that the hoses do not contain restricted substances specified in RoHS2 (revised RoHS).
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