Two Potential New SVHCs Listed

Two Potential New SVHCs Listed

The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has recently launched a new consultation list of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC), containing two proposals. The SVHCs candidate list will expand to 175 entries if both proposals are accepted. Interested parties have until are requested to submit comments and additional information to the agency about use, exposure, alternatives and risks of the substances.

The Two Potential SVHCs

 

Name

CAS/EC No

Uses

1

4,4'-isopropylidenediphenol
(Bisphenol A; BPA)

80-05-7

Intermediate for the production of Polycarbonate and Epoxy-coatings

Additive for plastics, mainly PVC

Additive in Thermal Paper

2

Perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid and its salts

355-46-4

Replacement or Impurity of PFOS (Water/Oil repellent, Hydraulic fluids, fire fighting foam

 

Obligations

Once on the Candidate List, producers, suppliers, importers and retailers must provide business clients directly with information on the presence and safe use of any article containing the SVHC that exceeds 0.1% (1000 ppm) and consumers upon request.  In case the total amount of an SVHC exceeds 1 tonne per year for all products, this SVHC also has to be notified to the ECHA.

 

For more information regarding SVHCs and your obligations under REACH, please contact info@blcleathertech.com or call +44(0) 1604 679999.

19 April 2017

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