REACH Candidate List Hits 205 SVHCs

On January 15, 2020, ECHA added 4 more substances to the EU REACH Candidate list. Complying with the regulation is critical to preventing stop shipments, fines, and fees in Europe.

Any supplier who directly or indirectly supplies parts or products to the European market has the obligation to communicate the existence of SVHCs above the concentration of 0.1% (weight over weight). As a result, this includes communicating with the supply chain and any direct customers.

Below are the 4 new SVHCs added to the Candidate List as of 1/15/2020:

  • Perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS) and its salts
  • Diisohexyl phthalate (DIHP)
  • 2-methyl-1-(4-methylthiophenyl)-2-morpholinopropan-1-one
  • 2-benzyl-2-dimethylamino-4′-morpholinobutyrophenone

To determine your company’s level of risk, assess the following: coatings, polycarbonates, plasticizers, inks, paints, resins, toners, polymers, and rubber compounds.

Here is a link to the official Candidate list as provided by ECHA:

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by Kelly Eisenhardt

Subject Matter Expert, Product Compliance & Technology – Kelly spent 20 years working in IT technology, environmental software design, and product compliance management for EMC/Dell Corporation, Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), and Fair Factories Clearinghouse. She specializes in compliance consulting, training, and compliance automation. She co-founded BlueCircle Advisors in 2014.