5 new REACH substances may be added to the SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) list in June 2020:

Substance Name _____CAS#_____ Where used



Intermediate and monomer for polymer production

2-methylimidazole 693-98-1

Catalyst, starting material, chemical intermediate or component in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, photographic and photothermographic chemicals, dyes and pigments, agricultural chemicals and rubber

Polymerisation crosslinking accelerator and hardener for epoxy resin systems for semiconductor potting compounds and soldering mask as well as component of numerous polymers including epoxy resin pastes, acrylic rubber-fluororubber laminates, films, adhesives, textile finishes and epoxy silane coatings

Dyeing auxiliary for acrylic fibers and plastic foams

Mainly used in the manufacturing of fabricated metal products, machinery and equipment, transport equipment, and chemicals and chemical products (mainly paints, lacquers and varnishes)

Butyl 4-hydroxybenzoate 94-26-8

In cosmetics, personal care products and pharmaceuticals

Heat/pressure transfer fluid in closed systems

Transfer of chemicals, closed batch processing in synthesis or formulation, mixing in open batch processes, closed processes

Dibutylbis(pentane-2,4-dionato-O,O’)tin 22673-19-4

In adhesives, sealants, coatings and paints, thinners, paint removers, paper and board treatment products, dyes, finishing and impregnation products including bleaches and other processing aids, polymer preparations in production of resins and rubber, and textile dyes for the manufacture of textiles, leather, fur, wood and wood products, pulp, paper and paper products, rubber products, computer, electronic and optical products, electrical equipment, building & construction work and general manufacturing, e.g. machinery, equipment, vehicles, other transport equipment.

Resorcinol 108-46-3

Formulation or repacking in manufacture of rubber compounds of tyres,  rubber compounds, dipping of resin, cosmetic products, hair dye formulation, Phenol Resorcinol Formaldehyde resin, wood adhesive, coatings, other adhesives, sealants.

The current SVHC list, which now has 205 substances may include a total of 210 substances.

The Enviropass' Product Compliance Form will be updated accordingly.


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