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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 the entry into force of REACH regulation. On 16th Jul 2019, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published the 21st batch of SVHC Candidate List (See Table 1), adding up the SVHC Candidate List to include 201 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.

Table 1. SVHC Consultation List and its common application 


Substances EC No. / CAS No. Common Applications

21st SVHC Candidate List (Published on July 16th, 2019)

2,3,3,3-tetrafluoro-2-(heptafluoropropoxy)propionic acid, its salts and its acyl halides (covering any of their individual isomers and combinations thereof)  - / -  Used as a processing aid for the production of fluoropolymers 
2-methoxyethyl acetate  203-772-9 / 110-49-6  Used in the production of semiconductors, paints, lacquers, varnishes, inks, coatings, adhesives, textiles, leather, etc. 
4-tert-butylphenol (PTBP)  202/679-0 / 98-54-4  Used in coating products, polymers, adhesives, sealants and for the synthesis of other substances 
 Tris(4-nonylphenyl, branched and linear) phosphite (TNPP) with ≥ 0.1% w/w of 4-nonylphenol, branched and linear (4-NP)  - / -  Primarily used as an antioxidant to stabilize polymers

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