One SVHC Added to REACH Candidate List – July 7, 2017

The European Chemical Agency (ECHA), on July 7, 2017, added one new SVHC substance group to the EU REACH Candidate List. The substance is listed in the table below. The IEC 62474 Validation Team has reviewed the SVHC for potential uses in EEE and has concluded that the substance group could be a constituent above the 0.1% threshold; however, no evidence was found that it is commonly used at the present time.  Additional information, including a list of reference substances in the group will be provided in the July monthly report.

The full REACH Candidate List is available at: http://echa.europa.eu/candidate-list-table .

Substance nameEC numberCAS numberExamples of use(s) in EEE
Perfluorohexane-1-sulfonic acid and its salts (PFHxS)--Impurity in production of PFOS and alternative for PFOS, a surfactant which can be found in protective coatings and adhesives which are resistant to water, dirt, oils etc.

In addition to adding the new SVHC, the hazard properties of BPA and four phthalate substances (DEHP, BBP, DBP, and DIBP) were updated on the candidate list to indicate endocrine disrupting properties.  These SVHCs were already on the Candidate List so there is no immediate impact on EEE manufacturers that import products into the EU.