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Preview of 18 New SVHCs to Be Added to REACH Authorization List

Little Pro on 2019-10-19 Views:  Update:2019-10-23

The ECHA has proposed another 18 substances of very high concern (SVHCs) to be added to the REACH authorization list in Oct 2019. Those substances, including BPA and 2-ethoxyethanol, will not be allowed to be placed on the market or used in the EU after a given date ("sunset date"), unless an authorization is granted for their specific use, or the use is exempted from authorization. In this article, we will give you a preview of what those 18 substances are, their example uses and concerns. 

List of 18 Substances and Their Concerns

Name Possible Use Concerns
4,4'-isopropylidenediphenol (Bisphenol A; BPA) Epoxy resin hardeners  Toxic for reproduction, endocrine disrupting properties
1,6,7,8,9,14,15,16,17,17,18,18- Dodecachloropentacyclo[12.2.1.16,9.02,13.05,10]octadeca7,15-diene (“Dechlorane Plus”™) Flame retardant in adhesives and polymers vPvB
Reaction products of 1,3,4-thiadiazolidine-2,5-dithione, formaldehyde and 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear (RP-HP) with ≥0.1% w/w 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear (4-Hbl) Lubricants and greases Endocrine disrupting properties
2-ethylhexyl 10-ethyl-4,4-dioctyl-7-oxo-8-oxa-3,5- dithia-4-stannatetradecanoate (DOTE) Stabiliser in polymers Toxic for reproduction
Reaction mass of 2-ethylhexyl 10-ethyl-4,4-dioctyl-7- oxo-8-oxa-3,5-dithia-4-stannatetradecanoate and 2- ethylhexyl 10-ethyl-4-[[2-[(2-ethylhexyl)oxy]-2- oxoethyl]thio]-4-octyl-7-oxo-8-oxa-3,5-dithia-4- stannatetradecanoate (reaction mass of DOTE and MOTE) Stabiliser in polymers Toxic for reproduction
4,4'-bis(dimethylamino)-4''-(methylamino)trityl alcohol with ≥ 0.1% of Michler's ketone (EC No. 202-027-5) or Michler's base (EC No. 202-959-2) Printing inks Carcinogenic
Dioxobis(stearato)trilead Stabiliser in polymers Toxic for reproduction
Fatty acids, C16-18, lead salts Stabiliser in polymers Toxic for reproduction
Trilead dioxide phosphonate Stabiliser in polymers, rubber production Toxic for reproduction
Sulfurous acid, lead salt, dibasic - Toxic for reproduction
[Phthalato(2-)]dioxotrilead - Toxic for reproduction
Trilead bis(carbonate) dihydroxide Artist's paints Toxic for reproduction
Lead oxide sulfate Mirror backing Toxic for reproduction
Cyclohexane-1,2-dicarboxylic anhydride [1], cis-cyclohexane-1,2-dicarboxylic anhydride [2], trans-cyclohexane-1,2-dicarboxylic anhydride [3] (HHPA) Epoxy resin hardeners Respiratory sensitising properties
Hexahydromethylphthalic anhydride [1], Hexahydro-4-methylphthalic anhydride [2], Hexahydro-1-methylphthalic anhydride [3], Hexahydro-3-methylphthalic anhydride [4] (MHHPA) Epoxy resin hardeners Respiratory sensitising properties
Tetraethyllead Additive in aviation fuel Toxic for reproduction
2-methoxyethanol Solvent Toxic for reproduction
2-methoxyethanol Solvent T2-ethoxyethanol

About REACH Authorization List

REACH Annex XIV is also called REACH authorization list. It contains a list of substances subject to authorization under EU REACH regulation. Substances on this list are selected from REACH SVHC list and they cannot be placed on the market or used after a given date ("sunset date"), unless an authorization is granted for their specific use, or the use is exempted from authorization.

Up to April 2019, the list includes more than 43 substances.

REACH Authorization List

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