12 Jan 2023

On 10th January 2023, ECHA review committee has received the request to identify Diphenyl(2,4,6-trimethylbenzoyl) phosphine oxide (Diphenyl PPO) as SVHC.

The European Chemicals Agency review committee intends to begin the process of identifying Diphenyl(2,4,6-trimethylbenzoyl)phosphine oxide (Diphenyl PPO) as a substance of very high concern (SVHC) on the recommendation of Swedish authorities.

A comprehensive impact assessment will be conducted to identify Diphenyl PPO as a SVHC, which examines its properties, uses, potential risks, as well as its economic and social impacts. To gather and assess the necessary information, ECHA review committee will work closely with Swedish authorities, industry stakeholders, and other relevant parties.

Diphenyl PPO is commonly used as a flame retardant in industrial and consumer products. However, new studies have shown that it may cause endocrine disruptions and aquatic organism toxicity, which pose significant risks to human health and the environment.

The Diphenyl(2,4,6-trimethylbenzoyl)phosphine oxide with CAS- 75980-60-8 and EC number- 278-355-8 is toxic for reproduction under Article 57c meets the basic check for SVHC. This substance is a yellow powder with melting range of 88-92 °C.

The registry of SVHC intentions until decided aims at creating awareness among the interested parties about the plan to submit the dossiers for ECHA for proposed SVHC.

The major uses of the substance proposed as lab chemicals in manufacturing of substances. Also used as photointiator in cosmetic nail preparations, printing inks as well as various coatings. The major industry affects if this SVHC is added to existing list is paint and allied industries triggering SCIP registrations along with other documentation if SVHC is more than 0.1%.

The expected date of submission is 19th Jan 2023.

It is critical to ensure accurate documentation and reporting to comply with REACH regulations if your company uses Diphenyl PPO in its products. REACH consultants at ComplianceXL can help you with the SVHC documentation and reporting process by providing expert guidance and support.

We at ComplianceXL can help you navigate REACH smoothly and efficiently so you don’t experience unnecessary stress and delays due to Diphenyl PPO being classified as a SVHC. Talk to one of our compliance specialists today!