Ryton® PPS - Regulatory Statements

Overview

Certain product "end-of-life" and environmental protection regulations, standards and initiatives require information regarding additives and trace impurities that may be present in Ryton® PPS compounds and Ryton® PPS Alloy compounds. Analyses for trace impurities in Ryton® PPS compounds and Ryton® PPS Alloy compounds are not conducted as part of routine lot certification procedures. The information provided below addresses whether or not certain substances are normally expected to be present in Ryton® PPS compounds and Ryton® PPS Alloy compounds. For further information, contact our technical experts.

Asbestos

Ryton® PPS compounds and Ryton® PPS Alloy compounds do not utilize any asbestos-containing additives.

AZO Compounds

Ryton® PPS compounds and Ryton® PPS Alloy compounds do not utilize any azo compounds or suspected carcinogenic amine compounds as additives or in the manufacturing process.

Conflict Minerals

The "conflict minerals" substances identified in U.S. H.R. 4173 Section 1502, gold (Au), tantalum (Ta), tin (Sn) and tungsten (W), are not normally expected to be present in Ryton® PPS compounds or Ryton® PPS Alloy compounds at concentrations exceeding 1 ppm. Gold (Au), tantalum (Ta), tin (Sn) and tungsten (W) are not intentionally used in the production of Ryton® PPS compounds or Ryton® PPS Alloy compounds and they may only be present as adventitious trace impurities in the products.

Conflict Minerals Non-Use Declaration Letter

DaimlerChrysler CS-9003

All currently produced Ryton® PPS compounds and Ryton® PPS Alloy compounds comply with the requirements of DaimlerChrysler CS-9003 Change E, except for the following products:

  • XE3035NA and XE3035BL
  • XE3500NA and XE3500BL
  • XE4050BL
  • XE5030NA and XE5030BL
  • XE5032BL
  • XE5315BL
  • XE5515BL

Dioxins / Furans

Ryton® PPS compounds and Ryton® PPS Alloy compounds do not utilize any dioxins or furans as additives or in the manufacturing process.

EC Directive 2000/53/EC (End of Life Vehicles)

All Ryton® PPS compounds and Ryton® PPS Alloy compounds comply with the requirements of Article 4.2a of EC Directive 2000/53/EC. All Ryton® PPS compounds and Ryton® PPS Alloy compounds are normally expected to contain less than 100 ppm lead, mercury, cadmium and hexavalent chromium. None of these substances are intentionally introduced as additives in any Ryton® PPS compounds or Ryton® PPS Alloy compounds, and these substances may only be present as adventitious trace impurities in the products.

End of Life Vehicles Compliance Letter

EC Directive 2002/96/EC (WEEE)

The substances mentioned in Annex II of EC Directive 2002/96/EC are not normally expected to be present in any Ryton® PPS compounds or Ryton® PPS Alloy compounds in amounts exceeding 1 ppm. Mercury, PCBs, PCTs, asbestos, processed mineral fibers, and radioactive substances are not intentionally introduced as additives in any Ryton® PPS compounds or Ryton® PPS Alloy compounds. Ryton® PPS compounds and Ryton® PPS Alloy compounds also do not utilize any low molecular weight CFCs, HCFCs, HFCs, HCs, or other suspected ozone-depleting substances as additives or in the manufacturing process. These substances may only be present as adventitious trace impurities in the products.

WEEE Compliance Letter

EC Directive 2003/11/EC (pentaBDE/octaBDE)

All Ryton® PPS compounds and Ryton® PPS Alloy compounds are normally expected to contain less than 0.1% pentabromodiphenylether (penta-BDE) and octabromodiphenylether (octa-BDE). Neither of these substances are intentionally introduced as additives in any Ryton® PPS compounds or Ryton® PPS Alloy compounds, and these substances may only be present as adventitious trace impurities in the products.

penta-BDE and octa-BDE Compliance Letter

EU Directives 2011/65/EU and 2002/95/EC (RoHS)

All Ryton® PPS and Ryton® PPS Alloy products are normally expected to contain less than 0.01% cadmium, and less than 0.1% lead, mercury, chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), per the requirements of 2011/65/EU and 2002/95/EC as amended.

None of these substances are intentionally introduced as additives into any Ryton® PPS or Ryton® PPS Alloy products, and these substances may only be present as adventitious trace impurities in the products.

RoHS Compliance Letter

Ford WSS-M99P9999-A1

All currently produced Ryton® PPS compounds and Ryton® PPS Alloy compounds comply with the requirements of Ford WSS-M99P9999-A1 revised 2005 03 08.

General Motors GMW3059

All currently produced Ryton® PPS compounds and Ryton® PPS Alloy compounds comply with the requirements of General Motors GMW3059 Revision D.

Halogenated Aromatic Compounds

Ryton® PPS compounds and Ryton® PPS Alloy compounds do not utilize additives containing halogenated aromatic compounds such as hexachlorobenzene, pentachlorophenol (PCP), polybromobiphenyls (PBBs), polybromobiphenylethers (PBBEs), polybromobiphenyloxides (PBBOs), polybromodiphenylethers (PBDEs), polybromodiphenyloxides (PBDOs), polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs), polychloroterphenyls (PCTs), pentabromodiphenylether (penta-BDE), octabromodiphenylether (octa-BDE), decabromodiphenylether (deca-BDE), tetrabromobisphenol A, etc. Ryton® PPS compounds and Ryton® PPS Alloy compounds may contain up to 100 ppm of chlorinated aromatic hydrocarbon impurities consisting of residual p-dichlorobenzene (polyphenylene sulfide co-monomer) along with trace amounts of various monochloro aromatic hydrocarbons that arise as by-products of the polyphenylene sulfide (PPS)polymerization process.

Halogenated Aromatic Compounds Content Declaration Letter

penta-BDE and octa-BDE Non-Use Declaration Letter

deca-BDE Non-Use Declaration Letter

Halogenated Hydrocarbons

Listed below are the halogenated hydrocarbon substances normally expected to be present in currently produced Ryton® PPS compounds and Ryton® PPS Alloy compounds in amounts exceeding 1 ppm. Polyvinylchloride (PVC) is not utilized in Ryton® PPS compounds or Ryton®PPS Alloy compounds.

  • Ryton® PPS compounds and Ryton® PPS Alloy compounds may contain up to 100 ppm of chlorinated aromatic hydrocarbons consisting of residual p-dichlorobenzene (polyphenylene sulfide co-monomer) along with trace amounts of various monochloro aromatic hydrocarbons that arise as by-products of the polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) polymerization process.
  • Ryton® BR42B and BR42C PPS compounds contain polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE).
  • Ryton® XE5515BL and XE5315BL PPS Alloy compounds contain a fluoropolymer additive.

Halogenated Aromatic Compounds Content Declaration Letter

Heavy & Trace Metals

Listed below are metals normally expected to be present in Ryton® PPS compounds and Ryton® PPS Alloy compounds in amounts exceeding 1 ppm. Other metals, including cadmium (Cd) and mercury (Hg), may only be present in Ryton® PPS compounds and Ryton®PPS Alloy compounds as adventitious trace impurities (not intentionally added to the products) in amounts not normally expected to exceed 1 ppm.

  • Ryton® PPS compounds and Ryton® PPS Alloy compounds utilize polymers, fillers and additives that include substances containing aluminum (Al), calcium (Ca), iron (Fe), magnesium (Mg), potassium (K), sodium (Na), titanium (Ti), and zinc (Zn).
  • Ryton® PPS compounds and Ryton® PPS Alloy compounds may contain up to 10 ppm of chromium (Cr) and up to 10 ppm of nickel (Ni) arising from corrosion of production equipment during the manufacturing process. These are adventitious trace impurities not intentionally added to the products. It has not been determined what fraction of the chromium is hexavalent chromium (Cr VI).
  • Glass fiber reinforced Ryton® PPS compounds and Ryton® PPS Alloy compounds may contain up to 20 ppm of lead (Pb) arising from adventitious lead oxide impurities incorporated in the glass (not lead metal). This is an adventitious trace impurity not intentionally added to the products.

Heavy and Trace Metals Content Declaration Letter

Ozone-Depleting Substances

Ryton® PPS compounds and Ryton® PPS Alloy compounds do not utilize any suspected ozone-depleting substances, such as low molecular weight CFCs, CHCs, HCFCs, HFCs, freons, halons, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), etc., as additives or in the manufacturing process. This includes the substances mentioned in the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and the EC Regulation 2037/2000.

Ozone-Depleting Substances Non-Use Declaration Letter

PFOS and PFOA Additives

Ryton® PPS compounds and Ryton® PPS Alloy compounds do not utilize any perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) or perfluorooctonate (PFOA) additives.

PFOS and PFOA Non-Use Declaration Letter

Phosphorus Flame Retardants

Ryton® PPS compounds and Ryton® PPS Alloy compounds do not utilize any inorganic phosphorus flame retardant additives such as red phosphorus.

Phthalate Ester Additives

Ryton® PPS compounds and Ryton® PPS Alloy compounds do not utilize any phthalate ester additives such as butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), dibutylphthalate (DBT), diethylphthalate, diethylhexylphthalate (DEHP), diisodecylphthalate (DIDP), diisononylphthalate (DINP), dimethylphthalate (DMP), dioctylphthalate (DNOP), etc.

Phthalate Ester Additives Non-Use Declaration Letter

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)

Ryton® PPS compounds and Ryton® PPS Alloy compounds do not utilize any intentionally added polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon additives. The carbon black pigment used in black color Ryton® PPS compounds and Ryton® PPS Alloy compounds may contain trace amounts of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. However, extractable polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, such as those mentioned in EC Directive 2005/69/EC, are not normally expected to be present in Ryton® PPS compounds or Ryton® PPS Alloy compounds at concentrations exceeding 10 ppm.

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) Non-Use Declaration Letter

Processed Mineral Fibers

Ryton® PPS compounds and Ryton® PPS Alloy compounds do not utilize any processed mineral fibers or vitreous ceramic fibers having a mean fiber diameter of less than 5 microns.

Radioactive Substances

Ryton® PPS compounds and Ryton® PPS Alloy compounds do not utilize any radioactive substances as additives or in the manufacturing process.

REACH SVHCs

The substances on the SVHC (Substance of Very High Concern) candidate list for REACH (Registration Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals, EC 1907/2006), as published by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), are not normally expected to be present in Ryton®PPS products or Ryton® PPS Alloy products at concentrations exceeding 1000 ppm.

In the production of polyphenylene sulfide (PPS), 1-Methyl-2-pyrrolidinone (NMP), CAS # 872-50-4, is used as a polymerization solvent. However, the amount of residual NMP that may remain as an impurity in Ryton® PPS products and Ryton® PPS Alloy products is less than 1000 ppm (0.1 weight percent). None of the other substances on the REACH SVHC candidate list are intentionally used in the production of Ryton® PPS products or Ryton® PPS Alloy products and they may only be present as adventitious trace impurities in the products. Solvay is committed to fulfill REACH obligations for all our products and their applications according to the REACH timeline.

European REACH Regulation - Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) Letter