Ceramics degree 165/2006 (dir 84/500/EY and dir 2005/31/EY)

EU Directives pertaining to ceramics have been implemented in Finland by Decree 165/2006 of the Ministry of Trade and Industry. It specifies limit values for the transfer of lead and cadmium (see table below). Ceramic products are in the Decree divided into three different categories. A process is ongoing in the EU to transform the Ceramics Directive into an EU Regulation. This will also involve lowering of limit values and specifying limit values for new metals.

Three different kind of ceramic product categories and their limit values.Table: Limit values for the transfer of lead and cadmium from ceramics food contact materials