REACH Regulation: 6 New Substances Added to the SVHC List

REACH Regulation: 6 New Substances Added to the SVHC List

The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has confirmed the addition of a further 6 chemicals to the candidate list under REACH regulation, bringing the list to a total of 197 Substances of High Concern (SVHC).

 

6 SVHCs added to the Candidate List on 15.01.2019

Substance

CAS Number

Identified Uses

1,7,7-trimethyl-3-(phenylmethylene)bicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-2-one 3-benzylidene camphor; 3-BC

15087-24-8

An organic compound that absorbs ultraviolet (UV) light, may be found in sunscreen products

2,2-bis(4'-hydroxyphenyl)-4-methylpentane 

6807-17-6

No current uses identified but may potentially be used in thermal paper due to its chemical similarity to Bisphenol A.

Benzo[k]fluoranthene 

207-08-9

Not intentionally produced or used but is found in many petroleum or coal derived products such as tarmac (asphalt), construction materials, rubber, adhesives, paints, coatings and lubricants.

Fluoranthene 

206-44-0; 93951-69-0

Phenanthrene

85-01-8

Pyrene 

129-00-0; 1718-52-1

 

 

How does this update to REACH Regulation affect your organisation?

It is the responsibility for manufacturers, brands and retailers to ensure chemical compliance with REACH regulation within their supply chain.

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 a 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.

Non-compliance can result in product recall and/or significant financial implications.

 

REACH Regulation Support through Eurofins | BLC

Eurofins | BLC can support your business by offering full REACH screening for SVHCs as well as supply chain support and guidance on REACH regulations.

If your business is a Eurofins | BLC Member you can access the REACH SVHC Risk Matrix on the Eurofins | BLC Info Hub (members’ section of the website which can be accessed via login).

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

 

REACH Testing and Screening Services

In addition to comprehensive chemical compliance support and online access to toolkits for Members, Eurofins | BLC can also offer a range of REACH testing services including:

If your business requires support with SVHCs, product testing, REACH compliance or compliance with international chemical regulations, contact Eurofins | BLC today via [email protected] or telephone us on +44 (0)1604 679999.

21 January 2019

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