New SVHC Added to the Candidate List of REACH Affecting Leather and Textile Products

New SVHC Added to the Candidate List of REACH Affecting Leather and Textile Products

Perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid and its salts (PFHxS) CAS number: 355-46-4, has been added to the Candidate List of REACH bringing the total number of substances to 174. For the full list of SVHCs, view the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) website.

 

How is Perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid and its salts (PFHxS) used in products?

PFHxS could be found as a replacement or impurity of PFOS; which is used as a water or stain repellent chemical in textile and leather. So, if your business manufactures, imports, or retails textile and leather products into the European Union, then you need to be aware of this new regulation.

Product sectors likely to be affected by this new SVHC include footwear, bags and luggage, leather and textile accessories, clothing, upholstery and outdoor apparel.

 

BLC REACH testing services

BLC are here to help your business bring fit for purpose products to the market. We offer a variety of testing and support services including:

 

SVHC Risk Matrix: Available to BLC Members

BLC Members can access the SVHC Risk Matrix, which guides members through the current SVHC’s. The SVHC Risk Matrix details the uses, applications, and the risk (high/medium or low) of substances being present in a number of different material categories.

BLC Members can download the SVHC Risk Matrix today from the BLC Member Toolkits section on our website.

 

Does your business need support with SVHCs and product testing? 

Contact BLC today via [email protected] or call our Chemical and Regulatory Advisor on +44 (0)1604 679999.

27 July 2017

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