IEC 62321-3-3:2021 specifies the screening analysis of polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), di-isobutyl phthalate (DIBP), di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP), benzylbutyl phthalate (BBP), di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP), di-isononyl phthalate (DINP), and di-isodecyl phthalate (DIDP) in polymers of electrotechnical products using the analytical technique of gas chromatography-mass spectrometry using a pyrolyser/thermal desorption accessory (Py/TD-GC-MS).
This test method has been evaluated through the analysis of PP (polypropylene), PS (polystyrene), and PVC (polyvinyl chloride) materials containing deca-BDE between 100 mg/kg and 1 000 mg/kg and individual phthalates between 100 mg/kg to 4 000 mg/kg as depicted in Annex J. Use of the methods described in this document for other polymer types, PBBs (mono deca), PBDEs (mono-deca) and phthalates or concentration ranges other than those specified above has not been specifically evaluated.
This document has the status of a horizontal standard in accordance with IEC Guide 108.

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IEC 62321-9:2021 specifies two techniques for the determination of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) in polymers of electrotechnical products.
The gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) test method is described in the normative part of this document. The GC-MS method is suitable for the determination of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD).
A method using high-pressure liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS) is given.
These test methods have been evaluated for use with EPS (expanded polystyrene foam), XPS (extruded polystyrene foam) and ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) within the concentration ranges as specified. The use of this method for other types of materials or concentration ranges outside those specified below has not been evaluated.
This document has the status of a horizontal standard in accordance with IEC Guide 108.

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IEC 62321-2:2021 provides strategies of sampling along with the mechanical preparation of samples from electrotechnical products. These samples can be used for analytical testing to determine the levels of certain substances as described in the test methods in other parts of the IEC 62321 series. Restrictions for substances will vary between geographic regions and can be updated on a regular basis. This document describes a generic process for obtaining and preparing samples prior to the determination of any substance of concern.
This document does not provide:
– full guidance on each and every product that could be classified as electrotechnical product. Since there is a huge variety of electrotechnical parts, with various structures and compositions, along with the continuous innovations in the industry, it is unrealistic to attempt to provide procedures for the disjointment of every type of part;
– guidance regarding other routes to gather additional information on certain substances in a product, although the information collected has relevance to the sampling strategies in this document;
– safe disassembly and mechanical disjointment instructions related to electrotechnical products (e.g. mercury-containing switches) and the recycling industry (e.g. how to handle CRTs or the safe removal of batteries). See IEC 62554 for the disjointment and mechanical sample preparation of mercury-containing fluorescent lamps;
– sampling procedures for packaging and packaging materials;
– analytical procedures to measure the levels of certain substances. This is covered by other standards (e.g. other parts of the IEC 62321 series), which are referred to as "test standards" in this document;
– guidelines for assessment of compliance.
This document has the status of a horizontal standard in accordance with IEC Guide 108.
IEC 62321-2:2021 cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2013. This edition constitutes a technical revision.
This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) Reference to the IEC 62321 series instead of to a list of individual parts of the IEC 62321 series.
b) Update of the flow chart in Figure 1. Restructure of Clause 4 and update of examples in Annex A.
c) Adjustment of the risk levels of certain parts and materials to reflect the recent technology development and material change. Update of Table B.1 to include the risk levels of phthalates. Creation of Table B.2 for other substances (e.g. HBCDD, PAH) in polymeric materials.

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IEC 62321-3-2:2020 is available as IEC 62321-3-2:2020 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.
IEC 62321-3-2:2020 specifies the screening analysis of fluorine, chlorine and bromine in polymers and electronics using combustion-ion chromatography (C-IC). IEC 62321-3-2:2020 cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2013. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) In the previous edition, a screening test method for bromine (Br) content only was provided. In this edition, a screening test method by C-IC for fluorine (F), chlorine (Cl) and bromine (Br) has been added to the normative part of the document.
b) A screening test method by C-IC for iodine (I) has been added in Annex D (informative).
It has the status of a horizontal standard in accordance with IEC Guide 108.

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IEC 62321-10:2020 specifies one normative technique for the determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in polymers of electrotechnical products. These PAHs can especially be found in the plastic and rubber parts of a wide range of consumer articles. They are present as impurities in some of the raw materials used in the production of such articles, in particular in extender oils and in carbon black. They are not added intentionally to the articles and do not perform any specific function as constituents of the plastic or rubber parts.
The gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC MS) test method is suitable for the determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).
These test methods have been evaluated for use with plastics and rubbers. These test methods have been evaluated for use with ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) containing individual PAHs ranging from 37,2 mg/kg to 119 mg/kg and rubbers containing individual PAHs ranging from 1 mg/kg to 221,2 mg/kg.
WARNING – This document does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this document to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
This horizontal standard is primarily intended for use by technical committees in the preparation of standards in accordance with the principles laid down in IEC Guide 108.
One of the responsibilities of a technical committee is, wherever applicable, to make use of horizontal standards in the preparation of its publications. The contents of this horizontal standard will not apply unless specifically referred to or included in the relevant publications.

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IEC TR 63212:2020 provides a feasibility assessment to determine if harmonization of environmental performance criteria is possible and would benefit the electrotechnical industry.
This document is intended as a feasibility study report rather than a standard. It reports the possibility/opportunity to harmonize environmental performance criteria and, with it, the feasibility for future development of an international standard on environmental performance criteria. The learnings and recommendations of this document are based on the review of a number of prominent ecolabel standards available worldwide as well as outreach discussions with internal and external stakeholders.
To enable users of this document to visualize and better evaluate what such a future standard could look like, a concept for an international standard on harmonized criteria for environmental performance assessment of electrotechnical products has been proposed in Clause 8. It is not intended as a final proposal but rather a vision of how such a standard would be structured and how it could be implemented to meet the specific requirements that were identified in the study.
Once again, it is important to emphasize that the potential IEC standard on environmental performance criteria is not intended as an ecolabel standard, but it is intended to be a means for harmonization of the criteria (including the verification requirements of them) that are needed for creating such an ecolabel standard.

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IEC 62430:2019 describes principles, specifies requirements and provides guidance for organizations intending to integrate environmental aspects into the design and development in order to minimize the adverse environmental impacts of their products.
This document applies to processes on how ECD (environmentally conscious design) are integrated into the design and development. This document applies to any organization, regardless of its size, type or sector.
This document does not provide requirements for assessing the conformity of individual products.
IEC 62430:2019 cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2009. This edition constitutes a technical revision.
This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) Scope is extended from electrotechnical product and systems to all products including services.
b) As a consequence of the scope expansion, non-electrotechnical products, services in particular, are taken into account to modify requirements.
c) Clause 6 is added as a guidance.
It has the status of a horizontal standard in accordance with IEC Guide 108. One of the responsibilities of a technical committee is, wherever applicable, to make use of horizontal standards in the preparation of its publications. The contents of this horizontal standard will not apply unless specifically referred to or included in the relevant publications.

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IEC 62474:2018 is available as IEC 62474:2018 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.IEC 62474:2018 specifies the procedure, content, and form relating to material declarations for products of companies operating in and supplying the electrotechnical industry. Process chemicals and emissions during product use are not in the scope of this International Standard. It provides data to downstream manufacturers that:
- allows them to assess products against substance restriction compliance requirements;
- they can use in their environmentally conscious design process and across all product life cycle phases. A database associated with this document is available at http://std.iec.ch/iec62474. It contains the list of:
- Declarable substance groups and declarable substances;
- Reference Substances;
- Material classes;
- XML schema for data format and exchange and the accompanying developer table.
IEC 62474:2018 cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2012. This edition constitutes a technical revision.
IEC 62474:2018 includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) The material classes and exemption lists capabilities have been improved.
b) The introduction and scope have new diagrams and information to give a better overview of the standard and identify what information is mandatory, optional or conditionally mandatory.
c) Definitions have been added. Minimum requirements to be in conformance with the IEC 62474 standard are defined, including XML format as the officially accepted format. By defining an authority, list identity and list version, the standard format could be used for lists other than the IEC 62474 database.
d) Terms have been aligned for consistency throughout the document. For example, the “IEC 62474 database” was previously referred to as “IEC 62474 database”, “IEC 62474”, “IEC 62474 Database”, “IEC 62474 DB”.
e) The annexes have been removed as they are now contained within documents managed by the validation team 62474 (VT 62474). Annex A (Annex B in the previous edition) is provided for non-XML users as a reference only.

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Specifies the requirements for individual types of sheets of non-impregnated densified laminated wood produced from beech veneer defined in IEC 61061-1.

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IEC 62321-8:2017 specifies two normative and two informative techniques for the determination of di-isobutyl phthalate (DIBP), di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP), benzylbutyl phthalate (BBP), di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP), di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) and di-iso-decyl phthalate (DIDP) in polymers of electrotechnical products.
It has the status of a horizontal standard in accordance with IEC Guide 108.

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IEC 62321-7-2:2017 describes procedures to measure hexavalent chromium, Cr(VI), quantitatively in samples of polymers and electronics. This method employs organic solvent to dissolve or swell the sample matrix, followed by an alkaline digestion procedure to extract Cr(VI) from samples. Studies have shown that organic/alkaline solution is more effective than acidic solution in extracting Cr(VI) from soluble and insoluble samples. Minimal reduction of Cr(VI) to Cr(III) or oxidation of Cr(III) to Cr(VI) occurs under alkaline conditions. The first edition of IEC 62321:2008 was a ‘stand-alone’ standard that included an introduction, an overview of test methods, a mechanical sample preparation as well as various test method clauses. This first edition of IEC 62321-7-2 is a partial replacement of IEC 62321:2008, forming a structural revision and generally replacing Annex C. IEC 62321-7-2 is the final replacement part of the corresponding clauses in IEC 62321:2008.
It has the status of a horizontal standard in accordance with IEC Guide 108.

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IEC TR 62936:2016(E) provides guidelines for the selection of substances for the development of test method standards. The substances and substance groups listed in the IEC 62474 database are the primary source of candidate substances. Other substances that are under regulatory roadmap and market requirements can also be considered for this filtering and selection process.

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IEC 63000:2016 specifies the technical documentation that the manufacturer compiles in order to declare compliance with the applicable substance restrictions

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IEC 62824:2016(E) which is a Technical Report provides information on selection and efficient use of materials in electrical and electronic products. Environmentally conscious design (ECD) can then proceed in such a way that aspects, including material type, material quantity, material substitutability, renewable material, material recyclability, material recoverability, and durability of product are taken into account during the design phase.

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IEC 62474-1:2015(E) specifies the procedure, content, and form relating to material declarations for products of companies operating in and supplying the electrotechnical industry. It illustrates the flexibility and functionality of IEC 62474 using examples, supports organizations that create software to exchange substance and material data, supports users that submit and receive material declarations and is designed to support consistent implementation of IEC 62474. Clause 3 summarizes industry needs for material information and business benefits related to IEC 62474. Clause 4 provides case studies that describe the functionality of IEC 62474. Clause 5 provides detailed representations and XML files for the material declaration case studies included in Clause 4.

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IEC 62321-7-1:2015 describes a boiling water extraction procedure intended to provide a qualitative determination of the presence of hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) in colourless and coloured corrosion-protection coatings on metallic samples. In this procedure, when Cr(VI) in a sample is detected below the 0,10 g/cm2 LOQ (limit of quantification), the sample is considered to be negative for Cr(VI). Since Cr(VI) may not be uniformly distributed in the coating even within the same sample batch, a "grey zone" between 0,10 g/cm2 and 0,13 g/cm2 has been established as "inconclusive" to reduce inconsistent results due to unavoidable coating variations. In this case, additional testing may be necessary to confirm the presence of Cr(VI). When Cr(VI) is detected above 0,13 g/cm2, the sample is considered to be positive for the presence of Cr(VI) in the coating layer.
It has the status of a horizontal standard in accordance with IEC Guide 108.

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IEC 62321-6:2015 specifies one normative and two informative techniques for the determination of polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and diphenyl ethers (PBDE) in polymers of electrotechnical products. The test methods are:
- The gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS);
- The ion attachment mass spectrometry (IAMS) technique and
- The high-pressure liquid chromatography technique. This first edition of IEC 62321-6 is a partial replacement of IEC 62321:2008, forming a structural revision and generally replacing Annex A.
It has the status of a horizontal standard in accordance with IEC Guide 108.

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IEC TR 62726:2014 describes principles and guidance on quantifying greenhouse gas emission (CO2e) reductions compared to a baseline (which includes "business as usual") for electrical and electronic products and systems (hereinafter referred as EE products). It is based on the result of a comparative study on existing methodologies published or under discussion in international organizations.

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IEC 62542:2013 specifies generic terms and definitions that are related to environmental standardization within the IEC. It serves as a glossary of terminology to be considered for environmental aspects of relevant work in IEC. The terms cover environmental issues that are relevant for electrotechnical products across all product life cycle stages. It has the status of a horizontal standard in accordance with IEC Guide 108.

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IEC 62321-2:2013 provides strategies of sampling along with the mechanical preparation of samples from electrotechnical products, electronic assemblies and electronic components. These samples can be used for analytical testing to determine the levels of certain substances as described in the test methods in other parts of IEC 62321. Restrictions for substances will vary between geographic regions and from time to time. This Standard describes a generic process for obtaining and preparing samples prior to the determination of any substance which are under concern.
IEC 62321-2:2013 has the status of a horizontal standard in accordance with IEC Guide 108.

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IEC 62321-5:2013 describes the four test methods for lead, cadmium and chromium in polymers, metals and electronics, namely AAS (atomic absorption spectrometry), AFS (atomic fluorescence spectrometry), ICP-OES (inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry), and ICP-MS (inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry) as well as several procedures for preparing the sample solution from which the most appropriate method of analysis can be selected by experts.
It has the status of a horizontal standard in accordance with IEC Guide 108.

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IEC 62321-3-1:2013 describes the screening analysis of five substances, specifically lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), total chromium (Cr) and total bromine (Br) in uniform materials found in electrotechnical products, using the analytical technique of X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry.
IEC 62321-3-1:2013 has the status of a horizontal standard in accordance with IEC Guide 108.

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IEC 62321-3-2:2013 specifies the screening analysis of the total bromine (Br) in homogeneous materials found in polymers and electronics by using the analytical technique of combustion ion chromatography (C-IC).
It has the status of a horizontal standard in accordance with IEC Guide 108.

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IEC 62321-4:2013 describes the use of four test methods for mercury in polymers, metals and electronics, namely CV-AAS (cold vapour atomic absorption spectrometry), CV-AFS (cold vapour atomic fluorescence spectrometry) ICP-OES (inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry), and ICP-MS (inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry) as well as several procedures for preparing the sample solution from which the most appropriate method of analysis can be selected by experts.
It has the status of a horizontal standard in accordance with IEC Guide 108.

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IEC 62321-1:2013 refers to the sample as the object to be processed and measured. The nature of the sample and the manner in which it is acquired is defined by the entity carrying out the tests and not by this standard. It provides guidance on the disassembly procedure employed for obtaining a sample. This first edition of IEC 62321-1 is a partial replacement of IEC 62321, forming a structural revision and replacing Clauses 1 to 4.
IEC 62321-1:2013 has the status of a horizontal standard in accordance with IEC Guide 108.

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IEC/TR 62725:2013(E) is intended to provide users with guidance to understand methodologies and to evaluate carbon footprint of products (hereinafter referred to as CFP), by quantifying the greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions (hereinafter referred to as CFP study) for Electrical and Electronic products (hereinafter referred to as EE products) based on life-cycle thinking. It is applicable to any type of EE products, which are new or modified (e.g. reconditioned, upgraded, etc.) and is based on the result of a comparative study on existing methodologies published or under discussion in representative international organizations.

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IEC/TR 62635:2012(E) provides a methodology for information exchange involving EEE manufacturers and recyclers, and for calculating the recyclability and recoverability rates to provide information to recyclers to enable appropriate and optimized EoL treatment operations, provide sufficient information to characterize activities at EoL treatment facilities in order to enable manufacturers to implement effective ECD, evaluate the recyclability and recoverability rates based on product attributes and reflecting real end-of-life practices.

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IEC/TR 62476:2010(E) provides a framework for the use of internationally accepted standards, tools and practices to evaluate electrical and electronic products with respect to restricted substances. It can also be applied to declarable substances which are not restricted in electrical and electronic products. It provides guidance on how technical documentation and relevant evaluation and control methods should be selected and applied for restricted or declarable substances of any producer's product.

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