svhc Articles

  • Authorisation: ECHA recommends 10 substances SVHC for the authorisation

    What is the ECHA recommendation? Ten substances recommended for the authorisation by ECHA are chosen according to their danger characteristics and for the volume used, as well as the potential use related to human exposure. In the choice of substances ECHA has taken account of the comments received during the public consultation last ...


    By Selerant srl

  • 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

  • ECHA proposed a new group of substances to be included in the SVHC substances subject to authorisation

    SVHC substances ECHA recommended to the European Commission a new group of substances for the authorisationprocess. Four of them have hazardous properties for health; in fact they are classified as carcinogenic, toxic for reproduction or respiratory sensitizers. The fifth substance, instead, has been indicated as SVHC ...


    By Selerant srl

  • The Candidate List has been updated with 54 new substances SVHC

    Candidate List: what is the goal of ECHA?  The aim of ECHA remains to ensure that all substances dangerous to human health and the environment are identified and used in accordance with the most appropriate measures of risk.  The reasons that led to the inclusion of these 138 substances in the Candidate List are different. In ...


    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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Reach: Applying the New Article Interpretation

    On September 10th, 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) completely changed1 the longstanding interpretation of what constitutes an article under the European Union’s (EU) REACH Regulation2 . Doing so clarified a conflict with respect to the definition, while placing an unprecedented burden on producers of complex articles. Under the revised so-called “French ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Regulator designed to help reduce manufacturers` emissions

    Actio Corporation, a provider of softwarefor supply chain materials information management and environmental compliance hasreleased the latest version of Actio Regulator -- an on-demand software productwhich can be used by manufacturers to calculate chemical inventory, usage,emissions, chemical mixtures, scrap and waste, as well as incoming and outgoingdistribution volumes. According to Actio, ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • 3rd Recommendation for REACH Authorization List

    The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) continues with its efforts to tighten restrictions on using Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). The ECHA officially recommended on December 20, 2011 a further 13 SVHC as candidates for the Authorization List (Annex XIV) of the REACH Regulation (EC No. 1907/2006) to the European Commission. This third set of recommendations could expand Annex XIV to 27 ...


    By SGS

  • REACH exposed: stressing environmental compliance

    Originally published in SMT May, 2008 In June 2007, I contributed an article to SMT that focused on the emergence of environmentally conscious technologies (ECTs), to address the ever present requirements for greener products and the greening of manufacturing supply chains. The key factors identified when evaluating the use of ECT’s were toxicity, energy, and waste. Toxicity ...


    By Quantum Compliance

  • REACH Exposed: Stressing environmental compliance

    In June 2007, I contributed an article to SMT that focused on the emergence of environmentally conscious technologies (ECTs), to address the ever present requirements for greener products and the greening of manufacturing supply chains. The key factors identified when evaluating the use of ECT’s were toxicity, energy, and waste.  Toxicity requirements have been driven by global product ...


    By The GoodBye Chain Group

  • EEE country profiles: Understanding how electric and electronic products are regulated in specifc countries

    Product regulations affecting EEE products are proliferating all over the world.  Enhesa’s EEE Country Profiles provide a concise, comprehensive and analytical description of regulations related to EEE throughout the lifecycle of a product from product design to marketing to end  of life. The following  re examples from the recently updated EU EEE Country Profile and ...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • The REACH Pandemic

    The world over, countries are adopting the core elements of REACH, Europe’s three-year-old regulation on chemical use. As the EC’s Environment Commission states, REACH aims to improve the protection of human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances . But what it says next is equally important: ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • Belgium – Lowering REACH compliance pains at Stanley case study

    When it comes to managing chemicals and hazardous substances, the European market faces the world’s most stringent regulations. The added pressures began with restrictions on a relatively narrow set of substances used in the electronics market. But with the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) regulation, more products and vertical markets ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • 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 3E Company

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