4x New Substances added to the Candidate List of REACH, Bringing the Total to 201

4x New Substances added to the Candidate List of REACH, Bringing the Total to 201

On 16th July 2019, ECHA confirmed the addition of four new substances to the Candidate List due to their toxicity to reproduction, endocrine disruption and a combination of other properties of concern, bringing the list to a total of 201 Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC).

 

4x SVHCs added to the Candidate List on 16.07.19

Substance

EC Number

CAS Number

Identified Uses (as defined by ECHA)

2-methoxyethyl acetate

203-772-9

110-49-6

Not registered under REACH

Tris(4-nonylphenyl, branched and linear) phosphite (TNPP) with ≥0.1% w/w of 4-nonylphenol, branched and linear (4-NP)

-

-

Primarily used as an antioxidant to stabilise polymers

2,3,3,3-tetrafluoro-2-(heptafluoropropoxy)propionic acid, its salts and its acyl halides (covering any of their individual isomers and combinations thereof)

-

-

Processing aid in the production of fluorinated polymers.

4-tert-butylphenol

202-679-0

98-54-4

Used in coating products, polymers, adhesives, sealants and for the synthesis of other substances

 

 

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New Mobile App to Identify SVHCs in Products

A new chemical information app is currently being tested which can advise consumers of whether any SVHCs are present in their product above 0.1%. Developed by the Swedish Chemical Agency KEMI, the app will act as a database which can be accessed remotely, providing up to date chemical compliance information. If a product is not present on the app, the manufacturer will receive an email requesting the relevant information which must be responded to within 45 days. This is a legal requirement under REACH regulation, covering all consumer products within the European Union.

This app, and others like it, are signs that the European consumer is becoming more aware of chemical compliance within products. Therefore, retailers and manufacturers need to ensure their products are compliant and be ready to provide responses to SVHC requests within their products.

 

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