European Chemical Agency Launches Consultation on Two Potential SVHCs

The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has
launched a public consultation on the proposal to include two new substances on
the Candidate List. The two substances are:

  • Bis(2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethyl)ether
    (Tetraglyme) – ninth glycol ether identified as the Substance of Very High
    Concern (SVHC) if the proposal is accepted
  • 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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Uses for Tetraglyme include:

  • Manufacturing
    soldering fluxes/solder pastes
  • Solvent
    for production of binders for paints
  • Ingredient
    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 is used as a
stabilizer and catalyst in plastics and rubber.

Both substances are considered toxic for reproduction,
category 1B.

The ECHA opened the public consultation,
the second of 2020, on September 1, 2020. They will be accepting comments until
October 16, 2020.

If the proposals are accepted, the
Candidate List will expand to 211 substances.

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