On 19 January, the SVHC List (SVHC = Substances of Very High Concern) was extended by 2 candidates to a current total of 211. The SVHCs are governed by the REACH Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006. Materials that the listed candidates contain must be reported to the purchasers of the materials. Since the beginning of the year, this notification has been mandatory throughout Europe via the ECHA’s SCIP database. trade-e-bility issued a report on this at the beginning of the year.
Recommendation: The new SVHCs are used e.g. in Li-Ion battery technology (entry 210) or in adhesives (entry 211). Other uses are rather unspecific. Manufacturers or importers of products should evaluate the new candidates and decide whether a material analysis is required. In the event of a positive finding, an entry would then need to be made in the SCIP database.
trade-e-bility can support manufacturers and importers of products in the EU to set up an assessment procedure to safeguard the materials used with regard to limited or regulated chemicals and, if necessary, to report SVHCs to ECHA.
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