SVHC Candidate List Updated with 219 Hazardous Chemicals

By: SiliconExpert on July 14th, 2021

On July 8, 2021, The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added eight new hazardous substances to the Candidate List for the REACH regulation.

These eight newly added substances make the Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) Candidate List to a total of 219 substances.

Some of the newly added substances are used in consumer products, such as:

  • Cosmetics
  • Scented articles
  • Rubber and textiles

Other substatnces are used in manufacturing, as solvents, flame retardants, or as chemicals aiding in plastics production.

Most of these items were added to the Candidate List due to their hazards to human health, being toxic to reproductive, carcinogenic, respiratory, and endocrine functions in human body.

Companies must follow legal obligations and ensure the safe use of these chemicals.

Companies must also notify the ECHA under the Waste Framework Directive if their products contain substances of concern. This notification is submitted to ECHA’s SCIP database. 


The eight new SVHCs are:

#Substance nameCASReason for InclusionUsed In
12-(4-tert-butylbenzyl)propionaldehyde and its individual stereoisomersToxic for Reproduction
(Article 57c)
Cleaning agents, cosmetics, scented articles, polish, wax blends
2Orthoboric acid, sodium salt13840-56-7Toxic for Reproduction
(Article 57c)
Not registered under REACH.
May be used in solvents and corrosion inhibitors.
32,2-bis(bromomethyl)propane1,3-diol (BMP);

2,2-dimethylpropan-1-ol, tribromo derivative/3-bromo-2,2-bis(bromomethyl)-1-propanol (TBNPA);

2,3-dibromo-1-propanol (2,3-DBPA)



Carcinogenic (Article 57a)BMP: manufacture of polymer resins and in one component foam (OCPF) application.

TBNPA: polymer production manufacture of plastics products, including
compounding and conversion and as an intermediate.

DBPA: registered as an intermediate.
4Glutaral111-30-8Respiratory sensitising properties (Article 57f – human health)Biocides, leather tanning, x-ray film processing, cosmetics.
5Medium-chain chlorinated paraffins (MCCP) UVCB substances consisting of more than or equal to 80% linear chloroalkanes with carbon chain lengths within the range from C14 to C17PBT (Article 57d)

vPvB (Article 57e)
Flame retardants, plasticising additives in plastics, sealants, rubber and textiles.
6Phenol, alkylation products (mainly in para position) with C12-rich branched alkyl chains from oligomerisation, covering any individual isomers and/ or combinations thereof (PDDP)Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)
Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57f – human health and environment)
Preparation of lubricant additive materials and of fuel system cleaners.
(Article 57a)
Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to the environment (Article 57f -environment)
Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to human health (Article 57f –human health)
84,4′-(1-methylpropylidene)bisphenol 77-40-7Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57f – human health and environment)Not registered under REACH.
May be used in the manufacture of phenolic and polycarbonate resins.

The SiliconExpert team is currently working on mapping these newly added SVHC substances and refreshing their REACH status on SiliconExpert platform. These updates will be complete within the week.

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