The European Commission has updated the REACH Annex XIV Authorization List with eleven additional SVHC entries. The manufacturing and use of these substances in Europe are banned after the sunset date unless the manufacturer has an authorization from the European Chemical Agency (ECHA). All of these newly added substances are already on the REACH Candidate List.
Note: the authorization list does not impact articles that are imported into the EU if the substance was manufactured or used outside of Europe.
The authorization list now includes a total of 54 entries; the full list is available on the ECHA website at https://echa.europa.eu/authorisation-list
Table 1: Substances added to REACH Annex XIV Authorisation List
|Entry No. ||Substance name ||EC No.||CAS No.||Latest application date||Sunset Date||Typical EEE Applications (from IEC 62474)
|44||1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dihexyl ester, branched and linear||271-093-5||68515-50-4||27/08/2021||27/02/2023||Used as a plasticizer for certain plastics and rubbers
|45||Dihexyl phthalate||201-559-5||84-75-3||27/08/2021||27/02/2023||Plasticizer, dye, pigment, paint, ink, adhesive, lubricant
|46||1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C6-10-alkyl esters or mixed decyl and hexyl and octyl diesters|
with ≥ 0.3% of dihexyl phthalate (EC No. 201-559-5)
1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, mixed decyl and hexyl and octyl diesters EC No.: 272-013-1 | CAS No.: 68648-93-1
1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C6-10-alkyl esters EC No.: 271-094-0 | CAS No.: 68515-51-5
|-||-||27/08/2021||27/02/2023||Plasticisers, lubricants, adhesives, coatings, cable compounding, polymer foils, PVC compound coatings, paints, thinners, paint removers, fillers, putties, plasters, ink and toners, greases, release products, polymer preparations and compounds, and semiconductors
|47||Trixylyl phosphate||246-677-8||25155-23-1||27/11/2021||27/05/2023||Used as a plasticizer for vinyl resin, cellulose resin, natural and synthetic rubber. Also, used as a flame retardant.
|48||Sodium perborate, perboric acid, sodium salt|
Sodium perborate EC No.: 239-172-9 | CAS No.: 15120-21-5
Perboric acid, sodium salt EC No.: 234-390-0 | CAS No.: 11138-47-9
|49||Sodium peroxometaborate||231-556-4||April 4, 7632||27/11/2021||27/05/2023||n/a
|50||5-sec-butyl-2-(2,4-dimethylcyclohex-3-en-1-yl)-5-methyl-1,3-dioxane , 5-sec-butyl-2-(4,6-dimethylcyclohex-3-en-1-yl)-5-methyl-1,3-dioxane |
covering any of the individual stereoisomers of  and  or any combination thereof
1,3-Dioxane, 2-(2,4-dimethyl-3-cyclohexene-1-yl)-5-methyl-5-(1-methylpropyl)- EC No.: 413-720-9 | CAS No.: 117933-89-8
2-(2,4-Dimethylcyclohex-3-ene-1-yl)-5-methyl-(1-methylpropyl)-1,3-dioxane EC No.: 601-499-3 | CAS No.: 117933-89-8
5-sec-Butyl-2-(2,4-dimethylcyclohex-3-en-1-yl)-5-methyl-1,3-dioxane , 5-sec-butyl-2-(4,6-dimethylcyclohex-3-en-1-yl)-5-methyl-1,3-dioxane  [covering any of the individual stereoisomers of  and  or any combination thereof] EC No.: 700-927-7 | CAS No.: -
5-sec-butyl-2-(2,4-dimethylcyclohex-3-en-1-yl)-5-methyl-1,3-dioxane EC No.: - | CAS No.: -
5-sec-butyl-2-(4,6-dimethylcyclohex-3-en-1-yl)-5-methyl-1,3-dioxane EC No.: - | CAS No.: -
|54||2-benzotriazol-2-yl-4,6-di-tert-butylphenol||223-346-6||3846-71-7||27/05/2022||27/11/2023||UV-stabilizer in adhesives, paints, printing inks, plastics, inked ribbons, putty, caulking or sealing fillers
Germany has submitted a proposal to restrict Undecafluorohexanoic acid (PFHxA), its salts and related substances in the EU. The proposed restriction includes substances in article based at concentration limits of
- the sum of PFHxA and its salts at a concentration equal to or above 25 ppb and
- the sum of PFHxA- related substances equal to or above 1000ppb.
Undecafluorohexanoic acid (PFHxA), its salts and related substances are defined in the proposal as:
(a) Any PFHxA-related substance (including its salts and polymers) having a linear or branched perfluoropenty group with the formula C5F11- directly attached to another carbon atom;
ECD Compliance has launched services to help manufacturers, suppliers, and solution providers understand and meet the emerging requirements for the European Substances of Concern in Products (SCIP) database.
SCIP submissions pose new challenges for manufacturers, importers, and distributors while enforcement becomes easier — the EU authorities know which type of products typically contain SVHCs and they will be able to check the online database to see if the substances have been properly reported. Manufacturers need to collect additional information from suppliers, interpret and compile the data into the format specified by ECHA, and then submit into the online SCIP database.
ECD Compliance will keep your organization up to date on regulatory developments and on emerging industry practices for SCIP. The service may be scaled up to support supplier engagement, data collection processes and SCIP data compilation.
Under REACH Article 33, manufacturers are already required to provide SVHC information to customers in the EU. The new SCIP reporting obligations require duty holders to submit this and other information about the product and the first article containing the SVHC into the database. This information includes tariff codes, article identifiers, material category, concentration information, EU production, etc. This raises several concerns including protection of confidential business information (CBI).
Contact ECD Compliance for more information on the SCIP services.
Eurasian RoHS takes effect starting March 1, 2020. The substance restrictions and conformity requirements will be in effect across the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) which includes Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia. The substance restrictions and thresholds are the same six substances that were initially restricted in EU RoHS. The main difference with Eurasian RoHS is the submission of certification and/or declaration documentation.
The Eurasian RoHS technical regulation was published as TR EAEU 037/2016 on restricting the use of hazardous substances in electrical engineering and radio electronic products. It applies to a broad range of EEE products. In October 2018, a specific list of products (with custom codes) was published as EAEC Decision No. 167 to supplement the original regulation. Continue reading
The European Chemical Agency (ECHA), on January 16, 2020 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. 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 205 SVHCs on the REACH Candidate List.
The IEC 62474 DSL was also updated on January 16, 2020.
The full REACH Candidate List is available on the ECHA website.
Table 2: For SVHCs added to REACH Candidate List
|Substance name||EC||CAS||Examples of use(s) (ECHA)||Typical EEE Applications
|Diisohexyl phthalate||276-090-2 ||71850-09-4||Not registered under REACH.||Used as a plasticizer for certain plastics and rubbers
|2-benzyl-2-dimethylamino-4'-morpholinobutyrophenone||404-360-3||119313-12-1||The substance is used in polymer production||n/a
|2-methyl-1-(4-methylthiophenyl)-2-morpholinopropan-1-one||400-600-6||71868-10-5||The substance is used in polymer production||n/a
|Perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS) and its salts ||-||-||Used as a catalyst/ additive/reactant in polymer manufacture and in chemical synthesis. It is also used as a flame retardant in polycarbonate (for electronic equipment).||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. May be used as a flame retardant agent for polycarbonate and as an anti-static additive.
 REACH Candidate List, http://echa.europa.eu/candidate-list-table