Six new SVHCs Added to the Candidate List

Six new SVHCs Added to the Candidate List

On 17th December 2014, six new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) were added to the Candidate List bringing the total to 161 substances.

The legal obligations that companies may have resulting from the inclusion of substances in the Candidate List may apply to the listed substances on their own, in mixtures or in articles. Producers and importers of articles (containing any of the six substances included in the Candidate List on 17th December 2014) have six months to notify ECHA if the SVHC is present in articles in amounts that total more than one tonne per producer or importer per year and above a concentration of 0.1% weight by weight. There are exemptions from the notification obligation if the substance is already registered for the use or when exposure can be excluded.

Substances added to the Candidate List on 17.12.2014
1. 2-benzotriazol-2-yl-4,6-di-tert-butylphenol (UV-320) CAS # 3846-71-7 / 223-346-6
2. 2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4,6-ditertpentylphenol (UV-328) CAS # 25973-55-1 / 247-384-8
3. 2-ethylhexyl 10-ethyl-4,4-dioctyl-7-oxo-8-oxa-3,5-dithia-4-stannatetradecanoate (DOTE) CAS # 15571-58-1 / 239-622-4
4. 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) MOTE: CAS Number 27107-89-7; EC Number 248-227-6
5. Cadmium fluoride CAS # 7790-79-6 / 232-222-0
6. Cadmium sulphate CAS # 10124-36-4; 31119-53-6 / 233-331-6
For the full list of SVHCs see: http://echa.europa.eu/candidate-list-table