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The SS-00259 12th Edition was published on March 1, 2013, and it will be effective from April 1, 2013.

Five are added as new controlled substances:

SubstancesTargetsCriteria/threshold levels

Diisopentylphthalate (DIPP),
1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dipentylester, branched and linear
N-pentyl-isopentylphthalate

Level 3

More than 1000 ppm
(or 0.1 wt%) of the parts

Ethylene glycol dimethyl ether (EGDME) Level 3

More than 1000 ppm
(or 0.1 wt%) of the parts

Perchlorates Level 3

6 ppb (or 0.006 ppm)
or more of the parts

Please note that the 12th Edition also does some modification on substances below: “cadmium and cadmium compounds”, “lead and lead compounds”, “mercury and mercury compounds”, Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and PVC blends, HBCDD, DEHP, DBP, BBP, DIBP.

As for the substances in the table below, the threshold levels are revised:

SubstancesTargetsCriteria/threshold levels

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB)
polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCN)
polychlorinated terphenyls (PCT)

Level 1
  • Intentionally added
  • 50 ppm (or 0.005wt%) or more of the materials
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and PVC blends Level 1
  • Intentionally added

Information Source : SONY SS-00259 12th

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