ECHA Adds Four Substances to REACH Candidate List

The ECHA has added four substances of very high concern (SVHC) to the REACH Candidate List, according to a press release issued in January. The list now contains 223 substances.  

The new substances include:  

  • (±)-1,7,7-trimethyl-3-[(4-methylphenyl) methylene]bicyclo[2.2.1] heptan-2-one, including any individual isomers and their combinations: 4-MBC is primarily used as a UV filter in sunscreens. 
  • Tris(2-methoxyethoxy)vinylsilane: Used to manufacture rubber and plastic, it is considered reprotoxic.  
  • 6,6′-di-tert-butyl-2,2′-methylenedi-p-cresol (DBMC): Often used as an additive in the rubber industry and in lubricants, greases, adhesives, sealants, hydraulic fluids, and metalworking fluids; it is considered reprotoxic. 
  • S-(tricyclo[,6] deca-3-en-8(or 9)-yl) o-(isopropyl or isobutyl or 2-ethylhexyl) o-(isopropyl or isobutyl or 2-ethylhexyl) phosphorodithioate: Used to formulate lubricants and greases, it is considered persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT). 

Please note the information requirements that apply to you as a manufacturer or importer:  

  • You must update the safety data sheets for these substances.   
  • You must notify the ECHA over the SCIP database when your products contain one or more of these chemicals in a concentration greater than 0.1% by mass.  

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