The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added four new substances to the Candidate List. The Candidate List contains now 155 substances. Among the new substances of very high concern (SVHC) are:
1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dihexyl ester, branched and linear
Use as substitute for softener
Sodium perborate; perboric acid, sodium salt
Use as bleaching agent in detergent industry
Use in detergents
Use in electroplating
As these four substances are now Candidate Substances under REACH, information requirements for Candidate Substances in articles according to Article 33 apply immediately. If applicable, manufacturers and importers have to follow the requirements for notification according to article 7.2 within 6 months, which means until December 16, 2014.