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Jul 2019

ECHA publishes updated Candidate List

On 18, Jul 2019 | In News @en | By Lisa Schmidt

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published the new REACH Candidate List on July 16, 2019: Four Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) were added to the list. The Candidate List of substances of very high concern for Authorization now contains 201 substances.

The newly added substances have many different uses. For instance, 2-methoxyethyl acetate is among other things used in various applications as a solvent (e.g. industrial as well as a for resins and different types of gums). TNPP is mainly applied as an antioxidant for polymer stabilization. 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoro-2-(heptafluoropropoxy)propionic acid, its salts and its acyl halides are used in the processing of fluorinated polymers. Diverse applications of 4-tert-butylphenol include for example production of epoxy resins and due to its specific properties manufacture of flexible plastics.

Link to the ECHA website: https://echa.europa.eu/-/four-new-substances-added-to-the-candidate-list