Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) Articles

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

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