Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) News

  • REACH: Six New Substances Proposed for Candidate List

    Six new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) have been proposed for eventual addition onto the Candidate List for authorization. Substances with potential adverse effects on the environment and human health are labelled as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs). European Union Member States or the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) can propose a substance be labelled as an SVHC. ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • GILUNAL® A – The sustainable bonding for starchy and dextrin containing adhesive systems

    Boron acid were still up four years ago as an indispensable additive for adhesive glues and for various industrial applications. When in 2011 Boron and its derivate were included in the candidate list SVHC (substances of very high concern) by ECHA as cmr-substances the manufacture and winding of cardboard cores and paper tubes and related industries faced a big challenge.  With ...


    By Kurita

  • ECHA Provides Information about SVHC Use in Consumer Articles

    The aim of the ECHA in publishing this information is to increase awareness of SVHC uses in the applications listed. The ECHA warns that not all articles similar to those listed will contain SVHC and vice versa that if an article is omitted from the list it may still contain an SVHC. It is hoped this list of SVHC applications may contribute to a better knowledge about existence of applications ...


    By SGS

  • ASTM F2931 - 11 Standard Guide for Analytical Testing of Substances of Very High Concern in Materials and Products

    The REACH Candidate list classifies substances as SVHCs thus making them subject to possible authorization. Compliance to the REACH regulation requires that any identified SVHC be present at a concentration of less than 0.1 % (w/w) of the total article weight to ...


    By ASTM International

  • Notification Deadline Date for SVHCs Has Arrived

    As of June 1, 2011, notifications for substances of very high concern (SVHC) identified on the Candidate List before December 1, 2010, contained in articles must be performed. The current Candidate List is available ...


    By Acta Group

  • Notification Deadline Date for SVHCs Has Arrived

    As of June 1, 2011, notifications for substances of very high concern (SVHC) identified on the Candidate List before December 1, 2010, contained in articles must be performed. The current Candidate List is available ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • REMINDER: Notification deadline date for SVHCs has arrived

    As of June 1, 2011, notifications for substances of very high concern (SVHC) identified on the Candidate List before December 1, 2010, contained in articles must be performed. The current Candidate List is available online. Thirty-eight substances are impacted by the June 1, ...


    By Acta Group

  • ECHA Updates REACH-IT to Allow Submission of Notifications for Substances in Articles

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced on April 13, 2011, that it has updated REACH-IT to allow the submission of notifications for substances in articles. Beginning June 1, 2011, companies must notify to ECHA substances present in articles they produce or import that were included on the substances of very high concern (SVHC) Candidate List before December 1, 2010, if both of the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • ECHA updates REACH-IT to allow submission of notifications for substances in articles

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced on April 13, 2011, that it has updated REACH-IT to allow the submission of notifications for substances in articles. Beginning June 1, 2011, companies must notify to ECHA substances present in articles they produce or import that were included on the substances of very high concern (SVHC) Candidate List before December 1, 2010, if both of the ...


    By Acta Group

  • ECHA Updates Guidance on Substances in Articles

    On April 1, 2011, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced the availability of an update to the Guidance on Requirements for Substances in Articles. The update replaces the previous Guidance. Beginning June 1, 2011, companies must notify to ECHA substances present in articles they produce or import that were included on the substances of very high concern (SVHC) Candidate ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • ECHA updates guidance on substances in articles

    On April 1, 2011, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced the availability of an update to the Guidance on Requirements for Substances in Articles. The update replaces the previous Guidance. Beginning June 1, 2011, companies must notify to ECHA substances present in articles they produce or import that were included on the substances of very high concern (SVHC) Candidate List before ...


    By Acta Group

  • Notification Deadline Date for SVHCs Is Approaching

    Now that the number of substances included on the European Union's Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Candidate List is up to 47 and counting, it is important to pay closer attention to requirements pertaining to substances of very high concern (SVHC). Article 7 of REACH requires producers, importers, and suppliers of articles to notify the European ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Notification deadline date for SVHCs is approaching

    Now that the number of substances included on the European Union's Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Candidate List is up to 47 and counting, it is important to pay closer attention to requirements pertaining to substances of very high concern (SVHC). Article 7 of REACH requires producers, importers, and suppliers of articles to notify the European ...


    By Acta Group

  • ECHA announces new public consultation on eight potential substances of very high concern

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) proposed to identify eight chemicals as substances of very high concern (SVHC) and possible candidates for authorization under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation. The detailed proposals are available on the ECHA website online. Comments ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • ECHA member state committee agrees on new SVHCs to be added to the candidate list and first REACH testing decision

    During the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) Member State Committee’s December 2-4, 2009, meeting, the Committee unanimously agreed that 15 new substances of very high concern (SVHC) would be added to the Candidate List. The Committee also unanimously agreed on a testing proposal from ECHA that was submitted under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • New REACH restriction process enters into force

    A new process to restrict chemicals under the REACH program entered into force. EU member states and ECHA, at the request of the EC, may now prepare Annex XV dossiers to identify SVHCs, propose a harmonized classification and labeling, or propose restrictions. The ECHA website includes a public registry of intentions, which is intended to notify stakeholders of the substances for which the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • ECHA member state committee adopts opinion on SVHCs

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced its final recommendation that the Member State Committee adopt the ECHA Secretariat’s opinion that seven substances of very high concern (SVHC) should be included on the list of substances subject to authorization (Annex XIV or Authorization List) under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation. If ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • New reach restriction process enters into force

    On June 1, 2009, a new process to restrict chemicals under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) program entered into force. European Union (EU) member states and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), at the request of the European Commission (EC), may now prepare Annex XV dossiers to identify substances of very high concern (SVHC), propose a harmonized ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • ECHA member state committee adopts opinion on SVHCs

    On May 26, 2009, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced that the Member State Committee adopted the ECHA Secretariat’s opinion that seven substances of very high concern (SVHC) should be included on the list of substances subject to authorization (Annex XIV or Authorization List) under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation. ECHA will ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • REACH SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) - not just for chemical companies. Enhesa free webinar

    Do you know which substances are currently listed as a SVHC?  Which ones are being proposed?  Can you afford to lose market share to competitors with alternative non listed substances?  Is SVHC legislation a market opportunity or death knell for your company?   On October 28th, 2008 the European Union published the first set of 15 candidate SVHCs under the REACH legislation initially triggering ...

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