SVHC Expansion & The Impacts on your Supply Chain

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July 2, 2018 - Bernie Henn

On June 27, 2018, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) added ten new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) to the REACH Candidate List for Authorization. The new substances added are: 

  • Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4)
  • Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5)
  • Dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6)
  • Lead
  • Disodium octaborate
  • Benzo[ghi]perylene (BgP)
  • Terphenyl hydrogenated
  • Ethylenediamine (EDA)
  • Benzene-1,2,4-tricarboxylic acid 1,2 anhydride (trimellitic anhydride) (TMA)
  • Dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP)

This addition may impact your company if your company produces or is involved with the manufacturer or is a downstream user of any of the following: 

  • Additives in plastics
  • Adhesives
  • Air Fresheners
  • Ammunition including shots and bullets
  • Anodes in metal industry
  • Automotive Care Products
  • Batteries 
  • Borate PVA Solutions
  • Cable sheathing
  • Calcium carbide production
  • Cardboard
  • Ceramic products
  • Cement
  • Cellulose Insulation
  • Chemicals 
  • Cleaning products
  • Coal-tar pitch
  • Coal stream
  • Coated products
  • Coated products (non-metal)
  • Construction Materials
  • Cosmetics
  • Corrosion inhibitor
  • Curtains
  • Detergents & machine wash liquids
  • Dyes
  • Electrical equipment
  • Electronic equipment
  • Electrodes in metal industry
  • Epoxy resins and hardeners
  • Esters
  • Fertilizers
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Flooring
  • Flux mixtures
  •  Foot-wear
  • Fragrances
  • Frits (ceramic composition)
  • Furniture
  • Glass
  • Greases
  • Heat transfer fluid
  • Hydrogen sulfite scavenger
  • Inks
  • Laboratory chemicals
  • Leather treatment products
  • Leather products
  • Lead acid batteries
  • Lead oxides, pigments, stabilizers and other compounds
  • Lead powder
  • Lead sheets
  • Lubricants
  • Optical Equipment
  • Organic Peroxides
  • Pastes 
  • Paints
  • Paper products
  • Personal care products
  • Petroleum stream
  • Petroleum based products
  • Plastic products
  • Plaster
  • Plastisol
  • Polymerization inhibitors
  • Polymers
  • Polyurethane (PU)
  • Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC)
  • Processing aids
  • Refractory Mixtures (stone, plaster, cement, glass, ceramic & wood)
  • Rubber Products
  • Sealants
  • Semiconductors
  • Silicon carbide production
  • Steel – lead alloys
  • Steel – hot dip galvanized
  • Stone products
  • Soldering – lead alloys
  • Thermoplastic manufacturing
  • Tissues
  • Toys
  • Washing products
  • Wood products

If you fall into any of these categories, you may need to revisit your compliance obligations.  A successful approach to compliance requires data, systems, expertise and an executable process that starts with Verisk 3E’s “3 I’s”:

  • Identification- Do you currently use these substances on their own, or as part of mixtures or articles?
  • Impact Analysis – Complying depends on the use of the substance as it relates to concentration, annual import/export quantities, current registered uses, and exposure exclusions. 
  • Information Collection and Distribution – Make sure you can provide documentation and information up and down your supply chain. Consumers are entitled to complimentary information within 45 days of their original request, and ECHA must be conditionally notified no later than 6 months after a substance is listed.  

If interpreting, managing and executing on these requirements is burdensome, Verisk 3E can help. To receive technical information on the recent SVHC additions, explore best practices and discover how Verisk 3E can support supply chain material compliance, click here.

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