22 Jan 2021

European Union (EU) added 2 additional substances to its REACH SVHC list as on 19th January 2021 and the total number of SVHCs is now 211 substances. This addition is continuation to the publication consultation conducted between September 2020 and October 2020.REACH, REACH SVHC, REACH 211, REACH Update, ECHA REACH, EU REACH Update, NEW REACH SVHC

Here are the 2 Substances added to existing list of REACH SVHC.

1. Bis(2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethyl)ether

  • CAS number – 143-24-8
  • Reason – Toxic for reproduction
  • The release of this substance to the environment is from the products such as  inks and toners, feminine hygiene products, nappies, books, magazines, machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners, welding & soldering products,  plant protection products and extraction agents.

2. Dioctyltin dilaurate, stannane, dioctyl-, bis(coco acyloxy) derivs., and any other stannane, dioctyl-, bis(fatty acyloxy) derivs. wherein C12 is the predominant carbon number of the fatty acyloxy moiety

  • This group of substance has 3 group members.
    • dioctyltin dilaurate; stannane, dioctyl-, bis(coco acyloxy) derivs.
    • Stannane, dioctyl-, bis(coco acyloxy) derivs.  CAS No.: 91648-39-4
      These are known to be used across a wide variety of product categories, including as stabilizers and catalysts in the production of materials such as plastics and rubber.
    • Dioctyltin dilaurate CAS No.: 3648-18-8
      This is a substance found in adhesives, sealants, coating products, paper chemicals & dyes, polymers, textile treatment products & dyes, washing & cleaning products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, pH regulators & water treatment products and leather treatment products.
  • Reason – Toxic for reproduction

The REACH Regulation puts forth obligations to organizations when these substances are included in their parts or products. As per the regulation, any product containing SVHC substances above a concentration of 0.1 % weight by weight, the organization has to provide sufficient usage information for safety, within six months of including the substance into REACH SVHC.

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