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Public Consultation on Two Potential SVHC under EU REACH Regulation

Sep. 3 2020

The European Chemical Agency has launched a new public consultation concerning two potential SVHC. Stakeholders can provide comments on these proposed SVHC until 16 October 2020. Comments will be taken into account when deciding whether the substances will be added to the 
ECHA Candidate List of SVHC. 

On 01 September 2020, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published two new potential Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) candidates (see table). After preparing dossiers for the substances, the ECHA has now invited interested parties to a public consultation in which they can provide comments within a timeframe of 45 days (until 16 October 2020). 

A decision will be made as to whether the substances will be included to the ECHA Candidate List of SVHC after the consultation. 

The Two Potential SVHCs:

Name     CAS no. 
(EC no.)
Reason for Inclusion Potential Uses
Toxic for reproduction
(Article 57c)
The substance is used
as a solvent/extraction
agent in inks and toners.
Dioctyltin dilaurate, stannane,
dioctyl-, bis(coco acyloxy) derivs.,
and any other stannane, dioctyl-,
bis(fatty acyloxy) derivs.
wherein C12 is the predominant
carbon number of the fatty acyloxy moiety
Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)     The mono-constituent
form of the substance
(dioctyltin dilaurate) is
used in adhesives and sealants.


Additional Information: 
• ECHA Weekly – 2 September 2020
ECHA SVHC Consultation page
Existing ECHA Candidate List

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