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REACH Two New Substances Listed as SVHC

Jan. 21 2021

On 19 January 2021, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced two new substances will be viewed as Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) and have been added to the Candidate List under REACH regulation (EC) 1907/2006.  

The ECHA Candidate List now contains 211 substances. 

After inviting interested parties to comment on the addition of potential new SVHCs, the Member States Committee agreed on including the two new substances to the ECHA Candidate List. Therefore the list now contains 211 substances in total. 

Once a substance is put on the Candidate List, producers, importers or suppliers may have information obligations if the article contains more than 0.1% of an SVHC. Notification of the ECHA is required as well if the total amount of the specific SVHC exceeds 1 ton/ year. From 5 January 2021, article suppliers may also need to notify SVHC in their articles (i.e more than 0.1%) to ECHA’s SCIP database under the Waste Framework Directive. 

The new SVHCs:

Name CAS no. (EC no.) Reason for inclusion Potential Uses
bis(2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethyl) ether 143-24-8 (205-594-7) Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c) The substance is used as a solvent/extraction agent.
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) Not registered under REACH. The mono-constituent form of the substance (dioctyltin dilaurate) is used as an additive in the production of plastics and rubber tyres.

Additional Information: Click to view the Full ECHA Candidate List. 

The ECHA announcement: 

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