SGS Summarizes ECHA Addition of Five SVHC to the Candidate List

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published SafeGuardS 016.24 to provide stakeholders with an overview of five additions and one revision to the European Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHC).

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) made this announcement on January 23, 2024. The five substances added to the list are:
– 2,4,6-tri-tert-butylphenol
– 2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol
– 2-(dimethylamino)-2-[(4-methylphenyl)methyl]-1-[4-(morpholin-4-yl)phenyl]butan-1-one
– Bumetrizole (UV-326)
– Oligomerisation and alkylation reaction products of 2-phenylpropene and phenol

In addition, the classification for dibutyl phthalate (DBP) has been expanded to include its endocrine disrupting properties.

SGS publishes SafeGuardS to keep industry informed about regulatory and market changes that may impact their business. SafeGuardS 016.24 provides an overview of the announcement made by the ECHA and includes a table detailing the substances, their classification and examples of application. It also includes details of the impact the listing of these substances will have on businesses.

Stakeholders should review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 016.24 for more information.

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For further information contact:

Dr. HingWo Tsang
Global Information and Innovation Manager
Tel: (+852) 2774 7420
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