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WHAT’S NEW ABOUT SVHC
In October 2008, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) identified and included 15 Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) in the’ Candidate List’ for authorisation. This list will be expanded when more substances are identified and classified as SVHCs. This inclusion is the first step in the procedure concerning authorisation and has immediate obligations for manufactures, suppliers and importers of substances on their own, in preparations or in articles to communicate in the supply chain.
THE SOLUTION FOR YOU TO COMPLY WITH REACH
The duty to communicate does not only apply to consumer products themselves but also to packaging materials.  The obligations to communicate upon inclusion of the 15 SVHCs are summarised in Table 1.
WHY SGS?
Dedicated team of technical REACH experts Expertise in SVHC and restricted substance analysis using state of the art instruments such as ICP, GC-MS, LC-MS and IC Expertise in Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Professional advice and consultancy service for compliance with SDS and SVHC supply chain communication requirements
Table 1. Obligations for SVHCs in substances, preparations or articles
The list of 15 SVHCs consists of a number of metals, metal salts and organic substances and their potential applications are detailed in Table 2.
Table 2.  Note: PBT = persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic, vPvB = very persistent and very bioaccumulative
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