TCO Certified Accepted Substance List2019-05-17T10:58:18+02:00

– TCO Certified Accepted Substance List

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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

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Substance nameCASTypeBenchmarkAssessed ProfilerComments
Aluminum diethylphosphinate225789-38-8FR32016-10-01Toxservices1
Aluminum Hydroxide21645-51-2FR22016-02-01Rosenblum
Melamine Polyphosphate15541-60-3; 218768-84-4 FR22016-02-01Rosenblum2
Resorcinol Bis-Diphenylphosphate125997-21-9; 57583-54-7FR22016-02-01Rosenblum2
Red Phosphorus7723-14-0FR22016-02-01Rosenblum
Bisphenol A diphosphate181028-79-5; 5945-33-5FR, PL32019-03-01Toxservices1, 2
Substituted Amine Phosphate mixture66034-17-1FR22016-02-01Rosenblum
Triphenyl Phosphate115-86-6FR22016-02-01Rosenblum
Tetrakis (2,6-dimethylphenyl)-m-phenylene
Siloxanes and silicones, di-Me, di-Ph,
polymers with Ph silsesquioxanes
Ammonium Polyphosphate68333-79-9FR32016-02-01Rosenblum
Magnesium Hydroxide1309-42-8FR32016-02-01Rosenblum
Phenoxyphosphazene890525-36-7, 2791-22-2,
Bis(2-ethylhexyl) Adipate (DEHA)103-23-1PL22018-08-01Toxservices
Acetyl tri-butyl citrate (ATBC)77-90-7PL32018-08-01Toxservices
Diisononyl Adipate (DINA)33703-08-1PL22018-08-01Toxservices
Di(2-ethylhexyl) Terephthalate (DEHT)6422-86-2PL32018-08-01Toxservices
Epoxidized soya bean oil (ESBO)8013-07-8PL32019-04-01Scivera
Diisononyl Cyclohexanedicarboxylate (DINCH)166412-78-8, 474919-59-0PL22018-08-01Toxservices2
Dimethyl phthalate (DMP)131-11-3PL22018-08-01Toxservices
White mineral oil8042-47-5PL22018-08-01Toxservices
Tris(2-ethylhexyl) Trimellitate (TEHTM)3319-31-1PL22018-11-01Scivera3
Bis(2-propylheptyl) phthalate (DPHP)53306-54-0PL22018-04-01Gradient
Oxydipropyl Dibenzoate27138-31-4PL22019-01-01Toxservices

Last updated: 3 May 2019

Substance types
  • FR = Flame retardant
  • PL = Plasticizer
  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 must be accounted for. Non-accepted components must not exceed concentration levels of 0.1% by weight of the flame retardant or plasticizer.

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