TCO Certified Accepted Substance List2019-02-25T11:05:02+01:00

– TCO Certified Accepted Substance List

Safer alternatives to hazardous substances listed here

IT products contain a number of substances that can be categorized as hazardous. These include flame retardants, used to prevent products from catching fire, and plasticizers, that make plastics, especially cables, more flexible.

TCO Certified Accepted Substance List

Substance name CAS Type Benchmark
Date of assessment
Profiler Comment
2-Ethyl-1-Hexanol 104-76-7 PL 2 Aug, 2018 Toxservices  
Acetyl tri-butyl citrate (ATBC) 77-90-7 PL 3 Aug, 2018 Toxservices  
Aluminum diethylphosphinate 225789-38-8 FR 3 Oct, 2016 Toxservices 1
Aluminum Hydroxide 21645-51-2 FR 2 Feb, 2016 Rosenblum  
Ammonium Polyphosphate 68333-79-9 FR 3 Feb, 2016 Rosenblum  
Bis(2-ethylhexyl) Adipate (DEHA) 103-23-1 PL 2 Aug, 2018 Toxservices  
Bis(2-propylheptyl) phthalate (DPHP) 53306-54-0 PL 2 Apr, 2018 Gradient  
Bisphenol A diphosphate 181028-79-5; 5945-33-5 FR, PL 2 Feb, 2016 Toxservices 2
Di(2-ethylhexyl) Terephthalate (DEHT) 6422-86-2 PL 3 Aug, 2018 Toxservices  
Diisononyl Adipate (DINA) 33703-08-1 PL 2 Aug, 2018 Toxservices  
Diisononyl Cyclohexanedicarboxylate (DINCH) 166412-78-8, 474919-59-0 PL 2 Aug, 2018 Toxservices 2
Dimethyl phthalate (DMP) 131-11-3 PL 2 Aug, 2018 Toxservices  
Epoxidized soya bean oil (ESBO) 7/8/13 PL 3 Aug, 2018 Toxservices  
Magnesium Hydroxide 1309-42-8 FR 3 Feb, 2016 Rosenblum  
Melamine Polyphosphate 15541-60-3; 218768-84-4 FR 2 Feb, 2016 Rosenblum 2
Oxydipropyl Dibenzoate 27138-31-4 PL 2 Jan, 2019 Toxservices  
Phenoxyphosphazene 890525-36-7, 2791-22-2, 2791-23-3 FR 3 Feb, 2017 Scivera  
Poly[phosphonate-co-carbonate] 77226-90-5 FR 2 Feb, 2016 Rosenblum  
Polyphosphonate 68664-06-2 FR 3 Feb, 2016 Rosenblum  
Red Phosphorus 7723-14-0 FR 2 Feb, 2016 Rosenblum  
Resorcinol Bis-Diphenylphosphate 125997-21-9; 57583-54-7 FR 2 Feb, 2016 Rosenblum 2
Siloxanes and silicones, di-Me, di-Ph, polymers with Ph silsesquioxanes 68648-59-9 FR 2 Feb, 2019 Toxservices  
Substituted Amine Phosphate mixture 66034-17-1 FR 2 Feb, 2016 Rosenblum  
Tetrakis (2,6-dimethylphenyl)-m-phenylene biphosphate 139189-30-3 FR 3 Sep, 2018 Toxservices 1
Triphenyl Phosphate 115-86-6 FR 2 Feb, 2016 Rosenblum  
Tris(2-ethylhexyl) Trimellitate (TEHTM) 3319-31-1 PL 2 Nov, 2018 Scivera 3
White mineral oil 8042-47-5 PL 2 Aug, 2018 Toxservices  

Last updated: 25 feb 2019

Substance types
  • FR = Flame retardant
  • PL = Plasticiser
Comments
  1. Improved benchmark
  2. Interchangable CAS numbers
  3. Also: Trioctyl trimellitate (TOTM)

All substances on this list have been reviewed and the benchmark set by approved Clean Production Action (CPA) licenced profilers.
All substances of a mixture shall be accounted for. Non-accepted components shall not exceed concentration levels of 0.1% by weight of the flame retardant or plasticiser.

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GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals Benchmarks

GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals is the tool used to identify a pathway to safer alternatives to be used in certified products. GreenScreen offers an objective, scientific way of assessing these potential effects, and finding safer alternatives to the most hazardous substances.

All substances achieving a GreenScreen benchmark are assessed by licensed profilers accredited by Clean Production Action to carry out Green Screen Assessments. In TCO Certified, substances achieving a GreenScreen benchmark 2 or better are accepted for compliance with the criteria for non-halogenated substances.

 
Benchmark 4
Few concerns
Preferable
 
Benchmark 3
Slight concern
Improvement possible
 
Benchmark 2
Moderate concern
Use but search for substitutes
 
Benchmark 1
High concern
Avoid
 
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Insufficient data to assign a benchmark