ECHA Included Seven New Substances in the SVHC Candidate List
No. 12/2011 On June 20, 2011, seven more substances were included in the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concerns (SVHC) for authorization by the European Chemical Agency (ECHA). The list now contains 53 substances in total. Also, cobalt dichloride, which is already on the list since 2008, has revised its hazard classification proposed by ECHA.
These newly-added substances show a variety of applications in generally used products, like leather, textile, plastics etc.
Possible functions in consumer products of the 7 newly-added SVHC:
Substance EC No. CAS No. Possible Functions in Consumer Products
Use as solvent and for the formulation of paints, lacquers and varnishes
Manufacturing of cyanoacrylate adhesives
Use as anticorrosion agent in
(1) paints, vanishes, oil-colors, sealants
(2) coil coating sector of steel and aluminum
(3) vehicle coating sector
(4) steel and marine sector
Manufacturing of pigments
1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C7-11-branched and linear alkyl esters (DHNUP)
Plasticizers in PVC, foam, adhesives and coatings
Monomers in polymerizations
Corrosion inhibitor in water treatment
Stabilizing agent for paint/ ink manufacture
Use for the formulation of insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, seed treatment products and bio regulators
Solvent used in pharmaceutical preparation, electronic industry
Raw material in textile industry
Solvent, paint and varnish remover and as degreasing agent.
Raw material for the synthesis of
(2) chlorinated solvents
(3) Cross-linking agent in polymers
1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C6-8-branched alkyl esters, C7-rich
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