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EU – ECHA Adds 5 SVHC to the Candidate List

ECHA Adds 5 SVHC to the Candidate List

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) recently updated its Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHC) by adding 5 new chemicals on January 23, 2024. With this addition, the current list now comprises 240 substances.


Additionally, the ECHA has revised the existing Candidate List entry for dibutyl phthalate. The update includes information about the chemical’s endocrine-disrupting properties for the environment.


5 SVHC added to the Candidate List on 23 January 2024 (ECHA/NR/24/01)

Substance name EC number CAS number Reason for inclusion Examples of uses
2,4,6-tri-tert-butylphenol 211-89-5 732-26-3
  • Toxic for reproduction
  • Persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT)
  • Manufacture of another substance
  • Formulation of mixtures
  • Fuel products
2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol 221-573-5 3147-75-9 Very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB)
  • Air care products
  • Coating products
  • Adhesives and sealants
  • Lubricants and greases
  • Polishes and waxes
  • Washing and cleaning products
2-(dimethylamino)-2-[(4-methylphenyl)methyl]-1-[4-(morpholin-4-yl)phenyl]butan-1-one 438-340-0 119344-86-4 Toxic for reproduction
  • Inks and toners
  • Coating products
Bumetrizole 223-445-4 3896-11-5 vPvB
  • Coating products
  • Adhesives and sealants
  • Washing and cleaning products
Oligomerisation and alkylation reaction products of 2-phenylpropene and phenol 700-960-7 vPvB
  • Adhesives and sealants
  • Coating products
  • Fillers
  • Putties
  • Plasters
  • Modelling clay
  • Inks and toners
  • Polymers


Consequences of the Candidate List

Under the EU REACH Regulation, companies are subjected to immediate legal obligations when their substance is included – either on its own, in mixtures or in articles – in the Candidate List.

The obligations include:

Under the EU Waste Framework Directive, if any company produces articles that contain SVHC in a concentration above 0.1% (weight by weight), they are required to notify ECHA. This notification will be published in ECHA’s database of substances of concern in products (SCIP).


Our SgT technical experts can help support your transition to this or any other regulatory changes.


For more information,

ECHA’s official announcement about the updated Candidate List

Candidate List of substances of very high concern for Authorisation

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