On 26, Jun 2020 | In News @en | By Lisa Schmidt
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published the new REACH Candidate List on June 25, 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 209 substances.
The newly added substances have many different uses. For instance, 1-vinylimidazole is used in formulations and as a monomer in the production of polymers. 2-methylimidazoleis is used as a catalyst in the production of coating products and Dibutylbis(pentane-2,4-dionato-O,O’)tin is also used a catalyst and as an additive in the production of plastics. Butyl 4-hydroxybenzoate (Butylparaben) is a substance used in Cosmetics, personal care products and pharmaceuticals.
Link to the ECHA website: https://echa.europa.eu/de/-/candidate-list-update-four-new-hazardous-chemicals-to-be-phased-out