On June 27, 2018, ECHA added ten new substances of very high concern (SVHC) to the REACH candidate list. The SVHC list is now at 191 substances. The new SVHC and common usage is found in the table below.

SVHCCAS No.Reason for InclusionCommon Usage
Benzene-1,2,4-tricarboxylic acid 1,2 anhydridetrimellitic anhydride; TMA552-30-7Respiratory sensitizing propertiesA reactive chemical compound used in the esterification of alcohols. 
Benzo[ghi]perylene 191-24-2PBTvPvB Research substance used to make dyes, plastics, pesticides, explosives, pharmaceuticals, bile acids, cholesterols, and steroids. 
DecamethylcyclopentasiloxaneD5541-02-6PBTvPvB Emollient used in cosmetics, including sunscreen and hair care products. 
Dicyclohexyl phthalateDCHP 84-61-7Toxic for reproduction Endocrine disrupting properties Substance used for manufacturing adhesives and sealants, coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, finger paints, non-metal-surface treatment products, inks and toners, polishes and waxes, polymers and textile treatment products and dyes. 
Disodium octaborate 12008-41-2Toxic for reproduction Insecticide
DodecamethylcyclohexasiloxaneD6540-97-6PBTvPvB Substance used in washing & cleaning products, polishes and waxes, cosmetics and personal care products and pharmaceuticals. 
EthylenediamineEDA 107-15-3Respiratory sensitizing propertiesA substance used in the manufacture of fuel additives, bleach activators, chelating agents and corrosion inhibitors 
Lead 7439-92-1Toxic for reproductionUsed in metal, especially copper alloys and stainless steels. Commonly found in paints, construction materials, flooring, leather products, and electrical & electronic equipment. 
OctamethylcyclotetrasiloxaneD4556-67-2PBTvPvB Found in cosmetics and personal care products, washing & cleaning products and polishes and waxes. 
Terphenyl, hydrogenated 61788-32-7vPvBHeat transfer medium, can also be used as a plasticizer. 

As REACH continues to update and evolve, it is very important to have the ability to determine individual component compliance in a real-time environment with access to the latest compliance information from your suppliers. Of similar importance is the ability to have a direct communication link to the contacts at your suppliers who author and provide the compliance data that you need. Green Data Exchange provides this today.

Please continue to check the Q Point Technology Blog for recent news on regulatory changes, including REACH updates.


Copyright © Q Point Technology. All Rights Reserved.

Subscribe to stay informed!