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ECHA Updates SVHC Candidate List to 219 Substances


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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added eight additional substances to the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC), which brings the current total to 219 SVHCs as of July 8th, 2021. The new SVHCs were added to the candidate list based on their hazardous properties (toxic, carcinogenic, etc).

  • 2-(4-tert-butylbenzyl)propionaldehyde and its individual stereoisomers
  • Orthoboric acid, sodium salt (CAS 13840-56-7)
  • 2,2-bis(bromomethyl)propane1,3-diol (BMP); 2,2-dimethylpropan-1-ol, tribromo derivative/3-bromo-2,2-bis(bromomethyl)-1-propanol (TBNPA); 2,3-dibromo-1-propanol (2,3-DBPA) (CAS 3296-90-0; 36483-57-5; 1522-92-5; 96-13-9)
  • Glutaral (CAS 111-30-8)
  • Medium-chain chlorinated paraffins (MCCP) UVCB substances consisting of more than or equal to 80% linear chloroalkanes with carbon chain lengths within the range from C14 to C17
  • Phenol, alkylation products (mainly in para position) with C12-rich branched alkyl chains from oligomerisation, covering any individual isomers and/ or combinations thereof (PDDP)
  • 1,4-dioxane (CAS 123-91-1)
  • 4,4′-(1-methylpropylidene)bisphenol (CAS 77-40-7)

The SVHC Candidate List is updated biannually with new substances being reviewed for addition on a continual basis. Suppliers of articles which contain an SVHC substance above a concentration of 0.1% w/w have a legal obligation to provide customers with enough information to allow safe usage of the article – at minimum, the name of the SVHC(s) present above the REACH threshold must be communicated.

Beginning January 2021, suppliers of articles within or into the European Union containing an SVHC above the 0.1% w/w threshold must provide information on their safe use to ECHA via the SCIP database.

TPP can help your company meet your REACH reporting goals using our compliance reporting services. You can find out more about SVHC candidate list updates, notification requirements, and ECHA’s SCIP database by reaching out to our sales team today via our Contact Us webform. Interested in our suite of online tools? Request a demonstration today.

Read ECHA’s official press release here for more information about the SVHC candidate list.