EU REACH – ECHA Proposal to Add 15 Substances to the Authorisation List

Vol. 839 | July 13, 2015

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced the proposals to add 15 new substances to the Authorisation List of Annex XIV on 2 July 2015.

The substances are detailed below for reference

Substance Name (and SVHC property)

Examples of Uses in the Scope of Authorization

1-bromopropane (n-propyl bromide) (toxic for reproduction)

Solvent for vapour degreasing and surface cleaning

Diisopentylphthalate (toxic for reproduction)

Plasticiser

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C6-8-branched alkyl esters, C7-rich (toxic for reproduction)

Plasticiser

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C7-11-branched and linear alkyl esters (toxic for reproduction)

Plasticiser

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dipen-tylester, branched and linear (toxic for reproduction)

Plasticiser

Bis(2-methoxyethyl) phthalate (toxic for reproduction)

Plasticiser

Dipentyl phthalate (DPP) (toxic for reproduction)

Plasticiser

N-pentyl-isopentylphthalate (toxic for reproduction)

Plasticiser

Anthracene oil (carcinogenic2, PBT, vPvB)

Use in coatings, paints, waterproofing materials, sealants

Pitch, coal tar, high temp. (carcinogenic, PBT, vPvB)

Anti-corrosion agent in coatings, paints, adhesives and sealants. Binding agent for clay pigeons

4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated3 (equivalent level of concern due to endocrine disrupting properties)

Floating agent in mining: use in paints and in emulsion polymerisation

Boric acid (toxic for reproduction)

Cellulose insulation, metallurgy, adhesives, construction materials, coatings, detergents, refractories, fertilisers

Disodium tetraborate, anhydrous (toxic for reproduction)

Cellulose insulation, metallurgy, adhesives, construction materials, coatings, detergents, refractories

Diboron trioxide (toxic for reproduction)

Cellulose insulation, metallurgy, adhesives, construction materials, coatings, detergents, refractories

Tetraboron disodium heptaoxide, hy-drate (toxic for reproduction)

Cellulose insulation, metallurgy, adhesives, construction materials, coatings, detergents, refractories

A link to the announcement is below along with a list to the current Authorisation list.

http://echa.europa.eu/view-article/-/journal_content/title/echa-proposes-15-substances-for-authorisation

http://echa.europa.eu/addressing-chemicals-of-concern/authorisation/recommendation-for-inclusion-in-the-authorisation-list/authorisation-list

Seven of the substances listed are phthalates, which have uses as plasticisers for polymer material. They may be used in the manufacturing processes of a range of consumer products constructed from as artificial leather such as handbags, belts and garments and footwear with synthetic components.

These substances, once they are approved to be included on the Authorisation List, cannot be placed on the market or used after the so called “sunset date”.

These substances can then only be used with permission from ECHA.

 

For more information, please contact:

Mike Redshaw
Email: mike.redshaw@intertek.com
Tel: +44 (0)1942 265700

 

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