REACH: 4 New Substances added to the SVHC candidate list

REACH: 4 New Substances added to the SVHC candidate list

 

The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has added 4 new chemicals to the candidate list under REACH due to their toxicity to reproduction and combination of other properties of concern, bringing the list to a total of 205 Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC).

 

4 SVHC’s added to the candidate list on: 16.01.2020

 

Substance Name

CAS Number

Identified Uses

Diisohexyl phthalate

71850-09-4

Not registered under REACH

2-benzyl-2-dimethylamino-4'-morpholinobutyrophenone

119313-12-1

The substance is used in polymer production

2-methyl-1-(4-methylthiophenyl)-2-morpholinopropan-1-one

71868-10-5

Perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS) and its salts 

-

Used as a catalyst/ additive/reactant in polymer manufacture and in chemical synthesis. It is also used as a flame retardant in polycarbonate (for electronic equipment).

 

What this means for your organisation

Organisations which supply or produce products for sale in the European Union (EU) must provide business clients with confirmation on the presence and safe use of any article containing an SVHC that exceeds 0.1% (1000ppm), and to consumers upon request. Additionally, in the case the total amount of an SVHC exceeds 1 tonne per year for all products, ECHA must be informed.

 

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Eurofins | BLC Leather Technology Centre Limited can support your business by offering full REACH SVHC screening as well as supply chain support and guidance on REACH regulations.

If your business is a member of BLC you can access the BLC REACH SVHC Risk Matrix on the BLC info hub (members section of the website).

Eurofins | BLC Leather Technology Centre Limited Members are entitled to access the BLC REACH SVHC Risk Matrix for research and reporting purposes as part of their BLC membership benefits. Members can use the Matrix to identify which products or groups of products may be at risk of containing SVHCs and, in addition, identify low, medium and high-risk areas within manufacturing and production processes.

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