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Jan 2020

ECHA publishes updated Candidate List

On 20, Jan 2020 | In News @en | By Lisa Schmidt

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published the new REACH Candidate List on January 16, 2020: 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 205 substances.

The newly added substances have many different uses. For instance, diisohexyl phthalate is used as a plasticizer in a variety of products ranging from toys to building materials and packaging. 2-benzyl-2-dimethylamino-4′-morpholinobutyrophenone and 2-methyl-1-(4-methylthiophenyl)-2-morpholinopropan-1-one are both applied in paints and coatings and generally in polymer production. Perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS) and its salts are used in polymer production as well, but can also be found in electronics as a flame retardant in polycarbonate, according to the ECHA.

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