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Hazardous Substances

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 Jan 2020, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published the 22nd batch of SVHC Candidate List (See Table 1), adding up the SVHC Candidate List to include 205 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

22nd SVHC Candidate List (Published on Jan 16th, 2020)

Perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS) and its salts  - / -  Used as a catalyst/ additive/reactant in polymer manufacture and in chemical synthesis. Also used as a flame retardant in polycarbonate (for electronic equipment)
Diisohexyl phthalate 276-090-2 / 71850-09-4  Used as sealant, plasticizer in polymers etc. 
2-methyl-1-(4-methylthiophenyl)-2-morpholinopropan-1-one 400-600-6 / 71868-10-5 Used in polymer production
 2-benzyl-2-dimethylamino-4'-morpholinobutyrophenone 404-360-3 / 119313-12-1 Used in polymer production

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