Four new SVHCs Added to the Candidate List

Four new SVHCs Added to the Candidate List

On 12th January 2017, four new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) were added to the Candidate List bringing the total to 173 substances.

 

The legal obligations that companies may have resulting from the inclusion of substances in the Candidate List may apply to the listed substances on their own, in mixtures or in articles.

 

Producers and importers of articles (containing any of the four substances included in the Candidate List on 12th January 2017) have six months to notify ECHA if the SVHC is present in articles in amounts that total more than one tonne per producer or importer per year and above a concentration of 0.1% weight by weight.

 

There are exemptions from the notification obligation if the substance is already registered for the use or when exposure can be excluded.

 

Substances added to the Candidate List on 12.01.2017

 

SVHC Name

CAS

Identified Uses

4,4′-isopropylidenediphenol (bisphenol A)

 

80-05-7

 

Manufacture of others substance, epoxy resins, polycarbonate, coating materials, epoxy resin hardeners, thermal paper, and use as antioxidant for processing PVC.

 

nonadecafluorodecanoic acid (PFDA) and its sodium and ammonium salts

 

335-76-2

 

Found in various water and stain resistant textiles. Present in nanosprays and impregnation sprays, outdoor textiles, carpets, gloves, leather, paper-based food contact materials and ski waxes.

 

4-heptylphenol, branched and linear (4-HPbl)

 

 

Might be used to produce detergents. Used as monomer in polymers which are usually used in lubricant additives. The residual content of unreacted monomer (phenol, heptyl derivates) in the polymer material is assumed to be well below 0.1%.

 

4-tert-pentylphenol (PTAP)

 

80-46-6

 

4-tert-pentylphenol is used at industrial sites for the production of perfumes and fragrances and as a monomer in the production of polymers (phenolic resins). Formulation of adhesives, coatings, printing inks, paints.

 

 

For the full list of SVHCs see: http://echa.europa.eu/candidate-list-table

 

SVHC Risk Matrix: Available to BLC Members

 

This matrix guides you through the current SVHC’s, detailing their uses, applications and the risk (high/medium or low) of these substances being present in a number of different material categories. Contact us today to get your copy!

 

The addition of these substances undoubtedly adds pressure to suppliers, manufacturers and all those involved within the supply chain.

 

BLC are here to help! We can offer full REACH screening for SVHCs as well as supply chain support and guidance on REACH regulations. Please do not hesitate to contact us at info@blcleathertech.com or call call +44 (0) 1604 679999.

28 February 2017

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