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MISUMI Specified Chemical Substances Summary Table

The following 24 substances are the SCSs which include Prohibited Chemical Substances (PCS) and Controlled Chemical Substances (CCS).

Please note that this list shall be reviewed on an ongoing basis considering legal and social requirements, and that SCS may be added to or removed from this list.

Ver1.2 Date of revision:2013/4/2
Classification No. Substances Subject Items and
Applications
Threshold Value※1
1 Tributyltin oxide (TBTO) Paint, Pigment
2 Tributyltin (TBT), and
Triphenyltin (TPT)
compounds
Stabilizer, Antioxidants,
Resister of aging
3 Polychlorinated
Biphenyls (PCBs)
Insulating oil, Lubricant,
Flame retardant
4 Polychlorinated
naphthalenes
(more than 3 chlorine
atoms)
Lubricant, Paint,
Stabilizer, Flame
retardant
5 Short-chain
chlorinated paraffins
Flame retardant,
Plasticizer
6 Asbestos Electric insulator,
Abrasive, Gaskets
7 Azocolourants and
azodyes
(which form certain
aromatic amines)
Pigment and colorant
for electric wire coating
limited to sections in
continuous contact with
the human body
8 Ozone depleting
substances
Refrigerant
9 Radioactive
Substances
Packing materials
Prohibited Substances
6 RoHS Directive Substances
10 Cadmium and
its compounds
Cadmium contained in
alloys with zinc content
(brass, zinc, die cast,
lead-free solder, etc.),
plating, plastic, rubber,
coating, etc.
Less
than
100
ppm
For packaging
materials, less
than 100 ppm
combined of
cadmium, lead,
mercury and
hexavalent
chromium
Exemption
Cadmium and its
compounds in electrical
contacts
11 Lead contained in all
types of alloys, solder,
all items other than the
following exemptions
Less
than
1,000
ppm
Lead and its
compounds
Exemption
Lead which is alloyed
with steel
3,500
ppm
or less
Lead which is alloyed
with aluminum
4,000
ppm
or less
Lead which is alloyed
with copper
40,000
ppm
or less
Lead used in solders
which contains more
than or equal to 85% of
lead
12 Mercury and its
compounds
Mercury contained in all
items aside from small
fluorescent light bulbs
and straight-tube
fluorescent light bulbs
less
than
1,000
ppm
13 Hexavalent chromium
and its compounds
All Hexavalent
chromium in chromate
treatment, plating,
coating, etc. Chromium
metal and chrome in
metal alloys are
exempted
less
than
1,000
ppm
14 Polybrominated
biphenyls (PBBs)
Flame retardant less than 1,000 ppm
15 Polybrominated
diphenylethers
(PBDEs)
Flame retardant less than 1,000 ppm
Controlled Substances
16 Antimony and its
compounds
Pigment, Paint,
Lead-free solder
less than 1,000 ppm
17 Arsenic and its
compounds
Pigment, Paint,
Dye, Flame retardant
less than 1,000 ppm
18 Beryllium and its
compounds
Ceramics, Alloy,
Catalyst, Solder
less than 1,000 ppm
19 Bismuth and its
compounds
Glass, Lead-free solder,
Free-cutting aluminum
less than 1,000 ppm
20 Nickel and its
compounds
Plating, Paint, Pigment,
(Excluding alloy)
less than 1,000 ppm
21 Selenium and its
compounds
Pigment, Paint less than 1,000 ppm
22 Brominated flame
retardants
(other than PBBs or
PBDEs)
Flame retardant less than 1,000 ppm
23 Phthalates Plasticizer, Pigment,
Dye, Paint, Adhesive
less than 1,000 ppm
24 Polyvinyl chloride
(PVC) and PVC blends
Wire coating, Insulator less than 1,000 ppm

※1 : Threshold value is, whether consciously or not, the maximum concentration value set for each homogeneous material which cannot be mechanically disjoined into different materials.

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