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EU: REACH candidate list includes 240 SVHCs now

JANUARY 2024 - ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS, HARDLINES, SOFTLINES, TOYS AND CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS

On 23 January 2024, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published the 30th update of the REACH Candidate List1. Five (5) new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) were added, and the property of one substance was updated. Now, the Candidate List includes 240 SVHCs2.

During September and October 2023, the ECHA launched a public consultation, proposing five new substances to be identified as SVHC as well as updating the property of dibutyl phthalate (DBP).All the proposed substances have now been identified as SVHCs and included into REACH Candidate List. 

Table A lists the substance names, identification numbers (CAS and EC), the reason(s) for inclusion, and their potential application(s).

Table A.  Identified SVHCs in the 30th update of Candidate List

Substance Name

CAS Number

(EC Number)

Reason for inclusion

Potential Application

2,4,6-tri-tert-butylphenol (2,4,6-TTBP)

732-26-3

(211-989-5)

  • Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c);
  • PBT (Article 57d);
  • Used in industrial formulation of fuel additives and fuel blends;

  • Used as intermediate.

2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol

3147-75-9

(221-573-5)

vPvB (Article 57e)
  • Used in air care products, coating products, adhesives and sealants, lubricants and greases, polishes and waxes and washing and cleaning products.

2-(dimethylamino)-2-[(4-methylphenyl)methyl]-1-[4-(morpholin-4-yl)phenyl]butan-1-one

119344-86-4

(438-340-0)

Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)

  • Used as photo initiator in UV-inks;
  • Used in industrial application of coatings and ink

Bumetrizole (UV-326)

3896-11-5

(223-445-4)

vPvB (Article 57e)

  • Used in coatings, adhesives, sealants, printing inks, polishes and wax blends, textile dyes, finishing and impregnation products;
  • Used in washing and cleaning products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, cosmetics, fragrances, air care products, biocidal products, photo-chemicals, and metal and non-metal surface treatment.

Oligomerisation and alkylation reaction products of 2-phenylpropene and phenol (OAPP)

-

(700-960-7)

vPvB (Article 57e)

  • Used in adhesives and sealants, coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, inks and toners and polymers

Entry updated in Candidate List and its reason of inclusion

Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)

84-74-2

(201-557-4)

  • Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c); 
  • Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57(f) - human health)
  • Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57(f) - environment)*
  • Used as plasticiser for PVC, and synthetic leather. It can be found in plastisol, and flock printing.

 

Note: 

PBT: Persistent, bioaccumulative, toxic

vPvB: very Persistent, very bioaccumulative

*: The property updated this time

 

[1] ECHA press release

[2] The official Candidate List


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