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Jan 2017

REACH: Four new SVHCs to be added to REACH Candidate List

On 02, Jan 2017 | In News @en, REACH | By Alisa Maier

On December 19, 2016, the Member States Committee of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has unanimously agreed on the identification of the following four substances of very high concern (SVHC):

4,4′-isopropylidenediphenol (bisphenol A) (EC 201-245-8), identified due to its toxic for reproduction properties. Bisphenol A is used in manufacturing of other substances, epoxy resins, coating materials, thermal paper and as antioxidant for processing of PVC.

Nonadecafluorodecanoic acid (PFDA) and its sodium and ammonium salts (EC 206-400-3), identified due to their toxic for reproduction and persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) properties. PDFA is used as plasticiser, lubricant, surfactant, wetting agent and corrosion inhibitor.

4-heptylphenol, branched and linear (4-HPbl), identified due to its endocrine-disrupting properties for the environment. Polymers derived from 4-heptylphenol are used in lubricant activities for vehicles or machinery.

4-tert-pentylphenol (PTAP) (EC 201-280-9), identified due to its endocrine-disrupting properties for the environment. PTAP is used as an intermediate in the production of perfumes and fragrances and in the industrial formulation of adhesives, coatings, and paints.

ECHA will include the four new SVHCs to the REACH Candidate List in January 2017. Following the amendment, the Candidate List will contain 173 substances.

More information on https://echa.europa.eu/-/member-state-committee-issues-four-svhc-agreements-and-two-opinions