ECHA Adds Two Substances to EU – SVHC Candidate List

The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has added two
new substances of very high concern (SVHC) to the Candidate List. These are:

  • Bis(2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethyl)ether
  • Dioctyltin
    dilaurate, stannane, dioctyl-, bis(coco acyloxy) derivs., and any other
    stannane, dioctyl-, bis(fatty acyloxy) derivs. wherein C12 is the predominant
    carbon number of the fatty acyloxy moiety

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Both substances have been classified as toxic
for reproduction, category 1B.

The first substance, Tetraglyme, is the ninth
glycol ether identified as an SVHC. It is used in a number of ways, including:

  • Manufacture
    of soldering fluxes/solder pastes
  • Solvent
    for production of binders for paints
  • In
    paint strippers and adhesive removers
  • Additive
    for the fixation of resins in durable-press cotton and cellulosic fabrics

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The second substance, dioctyltin dilaurate, is
used as a stabilizer and catalyst in plastics and rubbers.

Under Article
33 of REACH, manufacturers and importers operating within the European Union
(EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) must provide information to allow the
safe use of a product that contains concentrations of an SVHC in excess of 0.1%
(w/w). This must be supplied to recipients upon supply and consumers within 45
days of a request. If an article contains an SVHC with a concentration above
0.1%, and with a quantity over one metric tonne per year, the manufacturer or
importer must notify the ECHA under Article 7 of REACH.

Notification of
SVHCs within an article must be made within six months of their inclusion on
the Candidate List. These four substances were added on June 25, 2020, and so
the deadline for notification is June 19, 2021.

should also be aware that since January 5, 2021, EU producers, importers,
assemblers and distributers of articles containing SVHC concentrations above
0.1% (w/w) must submit a notification to the Substances of Concern In articles
as such or in complex objects (Products) (SCIP) database under the Waste
Framework Directive (WFD).

With the
addition of these two substances, the Candidate List now has 211 entries.

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