6 new REACH substances are proposed for the SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) list that should be updated and published in December 2018:
|Substance Name||CAS #||Where used|
|2,2-bis(4'-hydroxyphenyl)-4-methylpentane||6807-17-6||In the manufacture of thermal papers but also (minor uses) in drugs/biocides, surface coatings, inks and adhesives|
|Benzo[k]fluoranthene and Fluoranthene||207-08-9 and 206-44-0||In coatings, adhesives, road & construction applications and cleaning agents|
|Phenanthrene and Pyrene||85-01-8 and 129-00-0||In coatings, paints, road & construction applications, blinders/release agents, lubricants and cleaning agents|
|Undecafluorohexanoic acid and its ammonium salt||307-24-4, 21615-47-4||In a wide variety of applications, including the manufacture of computers, electronic and optical products, electrical equipment, pharmaceuticals, surface active agents, printing and reproduction of recorded media, lubricants, greases, release products, coating and painting, thinners, paint removers, textiles dyes, cosmetics, perfumes, personal care products, machinery, mechanical appliances and plastic articles.|
Consequently, the new SVHC list may include 197 substances in total.