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EU – SVHC Candidate List Updated to Contain 224 Entries

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SG 078.22

On June 10, 2022, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) added one new SVHC to the Candidate List. The addition of the new SVHC brings the total number of entries to 224.

The new SVHC is:

  • N-(hydroxymethyl)acrylamide

Obligations for Article Producers and Importers

According to Article 33 of REACH, European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) manufacturers and importers of articles are required to provide information to allow the safe use of products by the recipients upon supply, and to consumers within 45 days upon request, when the concentration of the SVHC in an article exceeds 0.1% (w/w). For articles that contain an SVHC in which the concentration is above 0.1%, with the quantity over one tonne per year, a notification shall be submitted to ECHA by the manufacturer or importer under Article 7 of REACH. Notification of SVHCs in an article must be made within six months of their inclusion on the List. The notification deadline for this new SVHC is December 10, 2022.

From January 5, 2021, EU producers, importers, assemblers and distributors of articles containing above 0.1% w/w of an SVHC on the Candidate List shall submit a notification of the Substances of Concern in articles as such, or in complex objects (Products) (SCIP) database under the Waste Framework Directive (WFD).

Potential uses of the new SVHC are summarized in Table 1.

Table 1. Possible uses of the new SVHC in the Candidate List published by ECHA on June 10, 2022

No.

Substance

CAS No./ EC No.

Classification

Potential uses

1

N-(hydroxymethyl)acrylamide

924-42-5 / 213-103-2

  • Carcinogenic (Article 57a)
  • Mutagenic (Article 57b)
  • Fluoroalkyl acrylate copolymers
  • Monomer for polymerization
  • Paints and coatings

Table 1

SVHCs may be introduced into various consumer products due to the complexities of both the supply chain and production process. Identifying high risk products or materials, or employing a thorough test strategy, can be a smart way to ensure compliance and save costs. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Contact us to find out more about how we can assist your business or visit our website.

For inquiries, please contact:

Dr. Hingwo Tsang
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