The list of SVHC Substances of Very High Concern has officially increased to 211 items
As a major focus of the REACH regulation, on January 19, 2021, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) issued a notice on its official website stating that its Member State Committee (MSC) has agreed to Two substances are recognized as Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC).
So far, the list of SVHC candidate substances has increased to 211 items. These two substances can be used in certain products, such as ink or toner, and in the production of plastic and rubber tires.
SVHC is a list of substances of high concern determined in accordance with the EU REACH regulations, aiming to timely control the harm of harmful substances to human health and the ecological environment.
In order to accelerate the reduction of harmful substances in raw materials and products, if any SVHC candidate substance contains more than 0.1% (w/w) in the product, EU manufacturers or importers shall fulfill the obligations of notification and notification under REACH regulations; When receiving consumer inquiries, relevant information must be provided to consumers within 45 days; when the content exceeds 0.1% and the total amount of the substance entering the EU is> 1 ton/year, the EU manufacturer or importer must first ECHA will notify the products before they can be sold on the EU market.
If substance or mixture products (such as inks, etc.) contain SVHC candidate substances, the manufacturer shall provide downstream users with a safety data sheet (SDS).
From January 5, 2021, in accordance with the requirements of the European Union’s Waste Framework Directive, item suppliers must report the SVHC substance information in items in the SCIP database of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
The SCIP notification is based on the requirements of the Waste Framework Directive, and is also an extension of the Article 33 of the EU REACH Regulations related to articles related responsibilities. Make up for the vacancy in the disposing and recycling phases of information transmission.