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As a major focus of REACH regulation, the candidate list of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) has undergone several updates since its entry into force of REACH regulation. On 15th Jan, 2019, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published the new batch of SVHC Candidate List (See Table 1) to include 197 substances.

If an article contains any SVHC (concentration above 0.1%(w/w)) included in the Candidate List, the EU manufacturer or importer shall fulfill the obligations of notification and provide sufficient information on request to consumers within 45 days upon the receipt of this request. Suppliers must notify ECHA about the SVHC in products if the concentration of a SVHC is above 0.1% (w/w) and the import quantity is above 1 tonne / year. Suppliers of substance or mixture have to provide a safety data sheet (SDS) to their downstream users.

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Table 1. 20th SVHC Candidate List and their common application




20th SVHC Candidate List (Published on Jan 15th 2018) 

(3-benzylidene camphor; 3-BC) 
239-139-9 / 15087-24-8  As a constituent of skin and hair care products, household products and textiles for UV protection 
2,2-bis(4'-hydroxyphenyl)-4-methylpentane  401-720-1 / 6807-17-6  Used in the manufacture of thermal paper, drugs, biocides, surface coatings, inks, adhesives etc 
Benzo[k]fluoranthene  205-916-6 / 207-08-9  Used in coatings, adhesives, road and construction application and cleaning agents 
Fluoranthene  205-912-4 / 206-44-0, 93951-69-0  Used in coatings, adhesives, road and construction application and cleaning agents 
Phenanthrene  201-581-5 / 85-01-8  Used in coatings and paints, road and construction application, binders or release agents, lubricants, cleaning agents 
Pyrene  204-927-3 / 129-00-0, 1718-52-1  Used in coatings, road and construction applications, in binders or agents, cleaning agents


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