REACH SVHC candidate list is updated to 241 substances

Helsinki, 27 June 2024 – The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added one new chemical to the Candidate List and then REACH SVHC is updated to be SVHC 241.

The newly added chemical, bis(α,α-dimethylbenzyl) peroxide, is toxic for reproduction and is used as a processing aid, e.g. as a flame retardant.

Entries added to the Candidate List on 27 June 2024:

Under REACH, companies have legal obligations when their substance is included – either on its own, in mixtures or in articles – in the Candidate List.

If an article contains a Candidate List substance above a concentration of 0.1 % (weight by weight), suppliers have to give their customers and consumers information on how to use it safely. Consumers have the right to ask suppliers if the products they buy contain substances of very high concern.

Under the Waste Framework Directive, companies also have to notify ECHA if the articles they produce contain substances of very high concern in a concentration above 0.1 % (weight by weight). This notification is published in ECHA’s database of substances of concern in products (SCIP).

V-Trust lab can help clients to test REACH SVHC 241 for their products to meet the latest European regulation.