Six Proposed SVHCs to be Added to the Candidate List under REACH Regulation

Six Proposed SVHCs to be Added to the Candidate List under REACH Regulation

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published proposals for six Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) to be added to the Candidate List. The six proposed SVHCs include several that are not intentionally used and can be found either in the raw material itself or as a by-product from the manufacturing process caused breakdown of materials. The full Candidate List can be viewed here.

 

Substances under consultation for the Candidate List for Dec 2018/Jan 2019

 

SVHC Name

CAS Number

EC Number

Identified Uses

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

6807-17-6

401-720-1

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

205-916-6

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

205-912-4

Phenanthrene

85-01-8

201-581-5

Pyrene

129-00-0

204-927-3

Undecafluorohexanoic acid (PFHxA) and its ammonium salt (APFHx)

307-24-4

&

21615-47-4

206-196-6

&

244-479-6

Not intentionally used. Breakdown product and impurity of various chemicals and products firefighting foams, surfactants, dyes and inks, paints and cosmetics.

Special coatings of high-precision optics which might contain also PFHxA are used in semiconductor manufacturing equipment.

Precursors of PFHxA (e.g. 6:2 FTOH) are used to impart water-, oil- and dirt-resistant properties to textiles, leather and paper.

 

 

SVHC Testing and Screening at Eurofins | BLC

Eurofins | BLC can test for SVHCs in individual articles including finished products, materials and components for REACH compliance against the current list of SVHCs, which are identified in the Candidate List of substances of very high concern for Authorisation.

Consumer products, materials and components undergo screening to establish whether any of the listed SVHCs are present above 0.1% (1000ppm).

Within SVHC testing and screening, Eurofins | BLC offer:

  • Product risk assessment to determine appropriate testing for compliance
  • Composite testing

 

Eurofins | BLC also offer SVHC and REACH compliance support for Eurofins | BLC Members which consists of access to online toolkits, product and chemical specification guidance and advanced support on technical queries by our experienced chemical and regulatory experts.

 

View Eurofins | BLC SVHC testing & Screening Services

3 October 2018

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