REACH · January 05, 2021
The ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) is building the SCIP Online Database to improve the SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) reporting transparency. SCIP stands for Substances of Concern In articles, as such, or in complex objects (Products). Here is the timeframe of the SCIP Database implementation: Autumn 2019: launch of a user test group and a stakeholder workshop at ECHA (preliminary date 12 November) Early 2020: launch of the prototype version of the database July 2020: deadline for...
REACH · January 16, 2020
4 new REACH substances were added to the SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) list on January 16, 2020:

REACH · November 18, 2019
682 different products - including electronic devices, wires, cables, plastics and rubbers - have recently been inspected via a Forum pilot enforcement project among 405 companies across 15 EU countries. The outcome of the inspections has revealed that 12% of these products contained at least one REACH Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) above the 0.1% declaration threshold. The manufacturers of 88% of these products could not provide the name of these SVHC down the supply chain, despite...
REACH · July 16, 2019
4 new REACH substances were added to the SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) list on July 16, 2019:

REACH · July 08, 2019
According to Kemi, the Swedish Chemicals Agency, an app is being tested to help companies communicate Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) to consumers, accordingly with the REACH regulation. This Right-to-Know obligation applies to a wide range of articles, including electronic devices. The mobile app should be launched in the Fall of 2019 and be called the Chemicals App. Should you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.
REACH · January 15, 2019
6 new REACH substances have been added to the SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) list:

REACH · June 27, 2018
10 new REACH substances have been added to the SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) list:
REACH · January 15, 2018
7 new REACH substances are added to the SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) list: Substance Name CAS# Where typically used Benz[a]anthracene (BaA) 56-55-3, 1718-53-2 Used in research laboratories. Found in coal tar, roasted coffee, smoked foods, domestic heating, automobile exhaust. Is also formed during chemical manufacturing. Traces may be found in plastics and rubber. Cadmium carbonate 513-78-0 Specific target organ toxicity after repeated exposure (Article 57(f) - human health). May be...

REACH · June 28, 2017
On June 28th, 2017, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) published the version 4.0 of the ''Guidance on requirements for substances in articles'' in order to facilitate the implementation of REACH (EU regulation N. 1907/2006). According to the ECHA's website: This document assists producers and importers of articles in identifying whether they have obligations under REACH; in particular in relation to registration and notification according to Article 7, and in relation to article supply chain...
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REACH · September 12, 2015
On September 10th 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that producers must disclose any REACH Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) that is >=0.1 % weight by weight in each articles (such as cables, solder, electronic components etc.) that constitutes a more complex product. This is the 'once an article, always an article' rule. More details on REACH available here.