The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added six new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) to the Candidate List on 17 December 2014. The Candidate List now contains a total of 161 substances.

Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) is identified as an SVHC due to its endocrine disrupting properties causing probable serious effects to the environment. As DEHP is already included in the Candidate List based on its effects on reproduction, this entry will be updated to address the additional reason for inclusion.

12th Batch SVHC Candidate list

No. Substance Name EC No. CAS No. Reason for inclusion
1 Cadmium fluoride 232-222-0 7790-79-6 CMR;Equivalent level of concern
2 Cadmium sulphate 233-331-6 10124-36-4; 31119-53-6 CMR;Equivalent level of concern
3 2-benzotriazol-2-yl-4,6-di-tert-butylphenol (UV-320) 223-346-6 3846-71-7 PBT; vPvB
4 2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4,6- ditertpentylphenol (UV-328) 247-384-8 25973-55-1 PBT; vPvB
5 2-ethylhexyl 10-ethyl-4,4- dioctyl-7-oxo-8-oxa-3,5-dithia-4- stannatetradecanoate (DOTE) 239-622-4 15571-58-1 Toxic for Reproduction
6 Reaction mass of 2-ethylhexyl 10-ethyl-4,4-dioctyl-7-oxo-8- oxa-3,5-dithia-4- stannatetradecanoate and 2- ethylhexyl 10-ethyl-4-[[2-[(2- ethylhexyl)oxy]-2-oxoethyl]thio]- 4-octyl-7-oxo-8-oxa-3,5-dithia- 4-stannatetradecanoate (reaction mass of DOTE and MOTE) Toxic for Reproduction

Legal Obligations of Companies

Producers and exporters of articles containing any of the six substances included in the 17 December 2014 Candidate List have six months from this date to notify ECHA if both of the following conditions apply:

i) the substance is present in those articles in quantities totalling over one tonne per producer or exporter per year, and

ii) the substance is present in those articles above a concentration of 0.1% weight by weight.

CTI Suggestion

As the SVHC Candidate List is consistently updated, companies are facing increasing numbers of control requirements. Companies should focus on REACH news and take necessary preventative actions as soon as possible. CTI is able to offer a customized REACH solution for you.

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