EU REACH - ECHA Announces Addition of 5 SVHCs to Candidate List

Vol. 879 | December 21, 2015

On 17th December, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced the addition of 5 new substances as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) to the Candidate List.

The substances are detailed below for reference







2,4-di-tert-butyl-6-(5-chlorobenzotriazol-2-yl)phenol (UV-327)



2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4-(tert-butyl)-6-(sec-butyl)phenol (UV-350)






Perfluorononan-1-oic-acid and its sodium and ammonium salts





Some of the uses of these substances are included below for information.

Nitrobenzene – Used in the manufacture of other substances.

2,4-di-tert-butyl-6-(5-chlorobenzotriazol-2-yl)phenol (UV-327) and 2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4-(tert-butyl)-6-(sec-butyl)phenol (UV-350) - Used as UV-protection agents in coatings, plastics, rubber and cosmetics.

1,3-propanesultone – Used as an electrolyte fluid in lithium ion batteries.

Perfluorononan-1-oic-acid and its sodium and ammonium salts – Used in the processing of fluoropolymer manufacture, lubricating oil additives, surfactant for fire extinguishers, cleaning agents in textiles, antifouling finishing agents, waterproofing agents and in liquid crystal display panels.

Producers and importers of articles, containing any of the substances included in the Candidate List by 17 December 2015, have six months from to notify ECHA if the following conditions apply:

  • the substance is present in those articles in quantities over one tonne per producer or importer per year
  • the substance is present in those articles above a concentration of 0.1% weight by weight

In addition, the suppliers of articles which contain these substances in a concentration above 0.1% (w/w) have to provide sufficient information to allow safe use of the article to their customers or upon request, to a consumer within 45 days of the receipt of the request. This information must contain as a minimum the name of the substance.

A link to the full candidate list of SVHCs is below

For additional information please contact:

Mike Redshaw
+44 (0)1942 265700


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