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SVHC Evaluation Analysis

Substances of very high concern (SVHC) evaluation analysis from SGS – achieve compliance by smart evaluation with quick turnaround times and reduced costs.

Communication on REACH substances of very high concern (SVHC) is mandatory for any electrical and electronic (E&E) article marketed within the EU, if the value exceeds 0.1% weight/weight. However, information on SVHCs in finished articles is hard to collect and concern in the E&E industry is rising as the list of SVHCs continues to grow, more market surveillance is conducted and legal pressures increase. In addition, the E&E industry is struggling to obtain the most up to date SVHC information for its products.

Our SVHC Evaluation Analysis (SEA) program tackles these challenges at a lower cost and with a quicker turnaround time than traditional SVHC testing.

How does the program help?

Differing from existing testing approaches, our SEA program is a product material specific statistical evaluation coupled with confirmatory testing, based on our SVHC test data, as well as information supplied by your supply chain.

Coupling our expertise and experience of REACH SVHC and the E&E industry, we can help you to minimize the risk of non-compliance for SVHCs with a high probability of appearing in E&E articles. SEA assesses the potential SVHC application and vast test database for a specific product. This allows a quick assessment and provides compliance evidence about the designated SVHC provisions of the E&E product analyzed.

SEA is applicable to finished products without intended substance release, as defined in EU Directive 2011/65/EU, Annex 1, only. It can also be applied to multiple products in the same series.

Our SVHC services

In addition to our SEA program, we can offer you SVHC full screening service for E&E articles. Alternatively, if you are looking for something similar to the SEA program, our SVHC high risk screening might be of interest to you.

Not all SVHCs are found in every E&E product. Our SVHC High Risk Screening program helps clients to narrow down the testing requirements. We combine data from literature with our own testing expertise to identify all SVHCs that might be present in a specific product. It provides a cost effective, intelligent and reasoned evaluation strategy enabling clients to safeguard their E&E consumer products.

Why choose SGS?

Independent and innovative, our E&E experts use state-of-the-art facilities and technology to deliver tailor made added value services that help improve your business.

To find out more about SVHC evaluation analysis services, contact your local SGS office.

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