January 21, 2020｜Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.
The EU REACH SVHC Candidate List now Has 205 Substances
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has announced the addition of 4 substances to the EU REACH Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) Candidate List. The SVHC Candidate List now contains 205 substances.
The substances added to the SVHC Candidate List effective January 16, 2020 are shown in the table below:
|Substance||CAS #||Known Applications|
|Diisohexyl phthalate||71850-09-4||Used as a plasticizer in certain plastic and rubber compounds|
|2-benzyl-2-dimethylamino-4′- morpholinobutyrophenone||119313-12-1||May be found in coating products, inks and toners, polymers. (Not likely found in EEE)|
|2-methyl-1-(4- methylthiophenyl)-2- morpholinopropan-1-one||71868-10-5||Used as a photo-initiator for the curing of inks, paints, and resins. (Not likey found in EEE)|
|Perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS) and its salts||–||May be found in protective coatings, anti-static materials, and polycarbonates (as a flame retardant)|
Companies may have legal obligations resulting from the inclusion of any substance in the SVHC Candidate List. Any supplier of articles containing an SVHC above a concentration of 0.1 % (weight by weight) has communication obligations towards customers down the supply chain and consumers, as well as potential offical notification requirements.
Addtionally, as of January 5, 2021, producers and importers of articles in the EU will be required to provide detailed information on the presence of SVHCs within their products, including these new substances, to a new “SCIP” database currently being developed as part of the EU’s recast of the Waste Framework Directive.
For more information on the addition of these substances, download ECHA’s news release online. The full list of 205 SVHC Candidate List substances can be viewed here. The last prior addition to the REACH SVHC Candidate List was in July 2019.
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The EU REACH SVHC List is typically updated twice per year, resulting in affected companies needing to re-evaluate their product compliance and possibly re-collect substance data from their suppliers. GreenSoft helps manage this process for companies by performing data collection, data validation, substance calculations and report generation as part of our EU REACH data services.