8 Substances Added to EU REACH

July 9, 2021Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.

EU REACH SVHC List now contains 219 Substances

eu-reachOn July 8, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced the addition of 8 new chemicals to the EU REACH Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) List.

Some of the newly added substances are used in consumer products such as cosmetics, scented articles, rubber and textiles. Others are used as solvents, flame retardants or to manufacture plastics products.

Most of the substances were added to the SVHC List because they are hazardous to human health as they are toxic for reproduction, carcinogenic, respiratory sensitisers or endocrine disruptors.

The 8 new substances are:

Substance Name EC Number CAS Number Reason for Inclusion Examples of Use(s) Link
2-(4-tert-butylbenzyl)propionaldehyde and its individual stereoisomers Toxic for reproduction
(Article 57 c)
Cleaning agents, cosmetics, in scented articles, polishes and wax blends. Link
Orthoboric acid, sodium salt 237-560-2 13840-56-7 Toxic for reproduction
(Article 57 c)
Not registered under REACH.
May be used as solvent and corrosion inhibitor.
2,2-bis(bromomethyl)propane1,3-diol (BMP);

2,2-dimethylpropan-1-ol, tribromo derivative/3-bromo-2,2-bis(bromomethyl)-1-propanol (TBNPA);

2,3-dibromo-1-propanol (2,3-DBPA)











(Article 57 a)
BMP: manufacture of polymer resins and in one component foam (OCPF) application.

TBNPA: polymer production manufacture of plastics products, including
compounding and conversion and as an intermediate.

DBPA: registered as an intermediate.


Glutaral 203-856-5 111-30-8 Respiratory sensitising properties (Article 57f – human health) Biocides, leather tanning, x-ray film processing, cosmetics. Link
Medium-chain chlorinated paraffins (MCCP)
(UVCB substances consisting of more than or equal to 80% linear chloroalkanes with carbon chain lengths within the range from C14 to C17)
PBT (Article 57d)

vPvB (Article 57e)


Flame retardants, plasticising additives in plastics, sealants, rubber and textiles. Link
Phenol, alkylation products (mainly in para position) with C12-rich branched alkyl chains from oligomerisation, covering any individual isomers and/ or combinations thereof (PDDP) Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)
Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57f – human health and environment)
Preparation of lubricant additive materials and of fuel system cleaners. Link
1,4-dioxane 204-661-8 123-91-1 Carcinogenic
(Article 57a)
Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to the environment (Article 57f -environment)
Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to human health (Article 57f –human health)
Solvent Link
4,4′-(1-methylpropylidene)bisphenol 201-025-1 77-40-7 Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57f – human health and environment) Not registered under REACH.
May be used in manufacture of phenolic and polycarbonate resin.

ECHA’s announcement of the additions can be found here. The full SVHC list can be found here.

The addition of these substances brings the total EU REACH SVHC List to 219 substances. The last prior addition was SVHC 211 in January.

The inclusion of substances in the EU REACH SVHC List brings immediate obligations for affected companies using the substances in their products above the stated threshold, including customer notifications and notifying ECHA through submissions to the SCIP Database.

GreenSoft can help with EU REACH compliance

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, including coverage for the SCIP Database, by performing data collection, data validation, substance calculations and report generation as part of our EU REACH data services.

Learn more about how our EU REACH data services can help your company with EU REACH compliance by contacting us.

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