January 17, 2019 ｜Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.
Addition of 6 Substances Brings EU REACH SVHC Candidate List to 197 Substances
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has announced the addition of 6 substances to the EU REACH Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) Candidate List. The SVHC Candidate List now contains 197 substances.
Six substances were added to the SVHC Candidate List on January 15, 2019:
|#||Substance name||EC number||CAS number||Examples of use(s)|
|1||2,2-bis(4′-hydroxyphenyl)-4-methylpentane||401-720-1||6807-17-6||Raw material for epoxy resins, Raw materials for polycarbonate resin, Thermal paper, Surface coatings, Inks, Adhesives, Synthetic resin additives, Liquid crystal materials, Photosensitizers, recording agents, plastic materials, Electronic and optical functional materials.|
|2||Benzo[k]fluoranthene||205-916-6||207-08-9||Impurities in carbon black (used as coloring agent in plastics and softener in rubbers).|
|3||Fluoranthene||205-912-4||206-44-0||Impurities in carbon black (used as coloring agent in plastics and softener in rubbers).|
|4||Phenanthrene||201-581-5||85-01-8||Impurities in carbon black (used as coloring agent in plastics and softener in rubbers).|
|5||Pyrene||204-927-3||129-00-0||Impurities in carbon black, (used as coloring agent in plastics and softener in rubbers),
Used as a transported intermediate for the manufacture of fine chemicals.
Companies may have legal obligations resulting from the inclusion of any substance in the SVHC Candidate List. These obligations may apply to the listed substance on its own, in mixtures, or in articles. 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.
For more information on the addition of these substances, view ECHA’s news release online. The full list of 197 SVHC Candidate List substances can be viewed here. The last prior addition to the REACH SVHC Candidate List was in June 2018.
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