REACH Compliance: Seven New Substances Proposed for SVHC Listing

REACH Compliance: Seven New Substances Proposed for SVHC Listing

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) may add seven new entries to the substances of very high concern (SVHC) list.

Germany, Sweden, Austria, and the ECHA have all proposed substances to be reviewed for inclusion on the SVHC list. The ECHA has listed the substances on its website and will accept comments on the proposals until October 15, 2015. Historically, the ECHA has issued its new SVHC list in December, which is when the decision is expected on whether or not these proposed substances will be added to the SVHC list.

The substances include:

  • 1,3-propanesultone
  • 2,4-di-tert-butyl-6-(5-chlorobenzotriazol-2-yl)phenol (UV-327)
  • 2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4-(tert-butyl)-6-(sec-butyl)phenol (UV-350)
  • Dicyclohexyl phthalate
  • Hexamethylene diacrylate (hexane-1,6-diol diacrylate)
  • Nitrobenzene
  • Perfluorononan-1-oic acid and its sodium and ammonium salts

These substances are toxic for reproduction, carcinogenic, have probable serious effects on human health and/or are very persistent and very bioaccumulative.

The proposals come hot on the heels of two recent additions to the SVHC list in June. Continued amendments to the SVHC list outline the need for an agile REACH compliance program that allows companies to stay on top of ever-changing requirements. Assent Compliance’s REACH solution offers the best return on investment for tracking restricted and declarable substances in supply chains. New substances are immediately added and make it easy for companies to include them in their existing program.

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