On Sep 3, 2012, the second Substances of Very High Concerns (SVHC) consultation list of this year was published by the European Chemical Agency (ECHA). An unprecedented large update, including 54 proposals added for consultation for the identification of SVHC candidates, has been taken by ECHA in order to fulfill the public commitment made by European Commissioners of 136 substances on the SVHC candidate list by the end of 2012. The consultation will last for 45 days until Oct 18 2012 and
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. First, the substances are notified to the Registry of Intentions, then they are subject to a 45 day public consultation prior to...
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 GILUNAL®A as boron free stabilizing agent in starchy and dextrin glue formulations, Kurita secures the profitability and utilization...
Progress in identifying and managing risks of substances that matter most
The second report of the SVHC Roadmap implementation is now available and describes the main achievements and progress of the activities covered under the SVHC Roadmap to 2020 (screening, generation of data and assessment and risk management option analysis (RMOA)) in 2015. It also provides an update on regulatory risk management activities under the REACH and CLP regulations and looks ahead to activities planned for 2016. The different blocks of the SVHC Roadmap are now well in place and support the identificatio...
REACHReady launches exclusive new “SVHC Database”
REACHReady has launched a new “SVHC Database” that its Gold subscribers can now use to help them manage their REACH compliance obligations. A key aspect of REACH is the identification of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs). It may be necessary for SVHCs to be subject to stringent controls in order to protect human health and the environment. The inclusion of a substance on the Candidate List is an early step in this process; it indicates that a substance is a candidate for inclusion in Annex XIV...
ECHA proposes 15 substances for authorisation
15 substances of very high concern (SVHCs) are recommended to be added to the REACH Authorisation List. These substances were prioritised from the Candidate List because they are used in high volumes and have widespread uses which may pose a threat to human health or the environment or can potentially be used to replace substances which are already on the Authorisation List. ECHA`s sixth recommendation to prioritise substances of very high concern for authorisation to the European Commission includes 15 substances...