substances of very high concern Articles

  • Substances of very high concern = major market opportunities or products of concern?

    Do the products you sell in Europe contain REACH candidate substances of very high concern (SVHC)? While the question may seem relatively simple, the answer is often less easy. Many companies do not have a fine grasp on the chemicals present in their product components and are thus exposing themselves to major risks. For example, many manufacturers are unaware that the simple fact that 15 ...

  • Substance flow analysis as a tool for urban water management

    Human activity results in the production of a wide range of pollutants that can enter the water cycle through stormwater or wastewater. Among others, heavy metals are still detected in high concentrations around urban areas and their impact on aquatic organisms is of major concern. In this study, we propose to use a substance flow analysis as a tool for heavy metals management in urban areas. We ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 12 New Substances Added To ECHA REACH Authorization List

    The European Commission (ECHA) has recently added twelve new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) to its REACH Authorization List, found in Annex XIV of the REACH Regulation. These latest additions take the total number of chemical substances that are subject to Authorization to 43. Background The REACH Authorization process identifies chemical substances that can have serious ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • Companies are speeding up the registration of substances under Europe`s Reach legislation

    With just six months to go before the first deadline for registering substances under Europe's Reach legislation, companies are accelerating their efforts to gather the necessary data. But there are still concerns that some of the substance information exchange forums (SIEFs), which bring together companies registering the same substance, have ground to a halt. Some companies and SIEFs ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Semipolar polycyclic aromatic compounds: Identification of 15 priority substances and the need of regulatory steps under reach regulation

    Semipolar polycyclic aromatic compounds (sPAC) are frequently found in association with homocyclic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in UVCBs (substances of unknown or variable composition, complex reaction products or biological materials) from coal or crude oil and products derived thereof. However, there are major information deficiencies with regard to their prevalence, their ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Update of the guidance about the preparation of dossiers for Annex XV of REACH

    SVHC substances: what is the guidance update? ECHA published on the website an update of the guidance after a consultation process and taking into account both the modifications to the Annex XIII of REACH (according to Regulation N. 253/2011) and the experience of the competent authorities of Member States and of ECHA. The first version of the guidance dated back to ...


    By Selerant srl

  • Updating the Candidate List

    SVHC: what is the target of this update? Manufacturers and importers of articles containing one of the seven substances included in the Candidate List will have six months, from 16 December 2013, to notify ECHA of the presence of a SVHC substance in articles. There are exemptions from the notification, if the substance is already registered for use or when exposure can be excluded. ...


    By Selerant srl

  • Results of IPC Survey on REACH Preparedness in the North American and European Electronic Interconnect Industry

    About REACHThe new European Union (EU) legislation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) took effect on June 1, 2007. The regulation establishes new requirements for chemicals and substances manufactured within or imported into the EU, restricting those that are deemed to pose a high risk to environment, health and safety.Every substance, ...


    By Quantum Compliance

  • Deciphering Reach and RoHS…The Alphabet Soup of Safety Standards

    There are many safety standards that apply to chemical products. As new standards and regulations emerge it can be difficult for those who buy and use chemical products to keep up-to-date with proper safety requirements. Many businesses use chemicals in their day to day operations for manufacturing and maintenance. Sometimes it may seem as though the regulations are an alphabet soup of acronyms ...

  • Cummins Inc. monitors, enforces and eliminates use of prohibited substances across worldwide operations

    Cummins Inc. is a global power leader that designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel engines and related technology around the world with approximate 40,000 employees. Cummins serves its customers through its network of 500 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 5,200 dealer locations in over 190 countries and territories. Cummins has a documented mission of ...


    By IHS Markit

  • EU REACH: Update of SVHC Candidate List to 144 Entries

    The originally expected four substances, (2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4,6-ditertpentylphenol, 2-benzotriazol-2-yl-4,6-di-tert-butylphenol, 2,4-di-tert-butyl-6-(5-chlorobenzotriazol-2-yl)phenol and 2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4-(tert-butyl)-6-(sec-butyl)phenol were not included this time because their proposed classifications of very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) and persistent, ...


    By SGS

  • New EU RoHS finally here – significant changes for EEE on the horizon

    After three years of debate, the revised RoHS Directive (65/2011/EU) has finally been adopted by the European Parliament and the Council resulting in significant changes  for electrical and electronic equipment. In 2008, the European Commission launched the review of the related directives of WEEE, addressing  the collection and recycling of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), ...

  • Water Monitoring in drinking water plants - The Comparison Between On-Line TOC Analysis and the Permanganate Oxidation Method

    Introduction The role ofthe plants providing water is not restricted to the collection of water from areas where abundantly available and then distribution to the consumer. In reality, it involves a serious commitment to the guarantee of waterwhich is high quality. For this reason, drinking water facilities make use of conditioning plants which are equipped with chemical lab ...


    By Envitech Ltd.

  • ECHA Confirms Four SVHCs for January Candidate List, Proposes Two Others

    The Member State Committee (MSC) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has agreed on four Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) to be included in the January 2017 Candidate List update. To learn more about what constitutes an article under REACH, click here ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • REACH: How to prepare for the inspection?

    Inspections REACH: what are they? With the publication of Decree Sanctions (Legislative Decree no. 133/2009, published in the Official Gazette of 24/09/2009 ) which provides for the application of penalties in cases of non-compliance with the provisions of the REACH Regulation, began an intense program monitoring and verification by the ...


    By Selerant srl

  • Reaching for success: exploring the impact of the EU`s REACH initiative

    The European Union’s REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals) regulation requires all companies manufacturing, importing, distributing, or using chemical substances in Europe to examine their chemical inventory for substances within the scope of the regulation and to ensure compliance. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) manages the system. Key ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • A Product is a sum of its parts

    Summary On September 10,2015, The Court of Justice of the European Union (GEU) clarified a longstanding conflict with respect to the definition of "complex articles" or "once an article, always an article." This preliminary ruling' has a significant impact to the entire supply chain as it now requires responsible parties to disseminate the chemical content in their products to a much deeper ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Stormwater retention basin efficiency regarding micropollutant loads and ecotoxicity

    Retention basin efficiency in micropollutant removal has not been very well studied, in particular for pollutants highlighted by the European Water Framework Directive of 2000 such as pesticides, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and alkylphenols. This study is based on in situ experiments carried out on a stormwater retention basin with the aim of estimating the basin efficiency in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • REACH and GHS Compared

    REACH (the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) and GHS (Globally Harmonization System) are two separate but cohesive regulative bodies.  Their scopes differ, but the objective for both is to create better protection from the hazards associated with chemicals.  This article ...


    By SiteHawk

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