Four additional substances and substance groups to the EU REACH Candidate List

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The European Chemical Agency (ECHA), on July 16, 2019 added four additional substances and substance groups to the EU REACH Candidate List. The new Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) entries are listed in the table below. The IEC 62474 Validation Team has reviewed the substances for potential uses in EEE – SVHCs that are possible EEE constituents are shown with their typical EEE applications.  There is now a total of 201 SVHCs on the REACH Candidate List.

The IEC 62474 DSL will be updated later this week. TNPP will be added as the only SVHC that realistically could be a constituent of EEE above the threshold.

The full REACH Candidate List is available at:

Substance NameDescriptionCAS no.EC no.Examples of use(s) (ECHA)Typical EEE Applications
2-methoxyethyl acetate110-49-6203-772-9Not registered under REACH.n/a
Tris(4-nonylphenyl, branched and linear) phosphite (TNPP) with ≥ 0.1% w/w of 4-nonylphenol, branched and linear (4-NP)--Primarily used as an antioxidant to stabilise polymers.stabilizer and antioxidant in the processing of various plastic materials such as PVC, Polyolefines or rubbers
2,3,3,3-tetrafluoro-2-(heptafluoropropoxy)propionic acid, its salts and its acyl halidescovering any of their individual isomers and combinations thereof--Processing aid in the production of fluorinated polymers.n/a
4-tert-butylphenol98-54-4202-679-0Used in coating products, polymers, adhesives, sealants and for the synthesis of other substances.n/a