10 new REACH substances have been added to the SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) list:
Where typically used?
|Benzene-1,2,4-tricarboxylic acid 1,2 anhydride; trimellitic anhydride; TMA||552-30-7||Synthesis of plasticisers for PVC resins. As a reactant in wire and cable insulation enamels and polyester resins for powder coatings.|
|Benzo[ghi]perylene||191-24-2||Is extracted from coal tar to be used in dyes (carbon black). It is also found (as part of a complex mixture of PAHs) in creosote, tar paints, waterproof membranes and other products (rubber plastics, potting materials, pesticides, explosives and drugs)|
|Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane; D5||541-02-6||In the production of PDMS polymers and commercial dry cleaners. Use in electronics applications (silicon rubbers and resins), personal care products, household care products, dry cleaning.|
|Dicyclohexyl phthalate; DCHP||84-61-7||Plasticizer to modify the properties of synthetic resins (nitrocellulose, ethyl cellulose, chlorinated rubber, polyvinyl acetate, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and other polymers resins). In paper finishes it makes printers ink water-resistant.|
|Disodium octaborate||12008-41-2||Anti-freeze products, heat transfer fluids, lubricants, greases and washing & cleaning products (furniture, toys, construction materials, curtains, foot-wear, leather products, paper and cardboard products, electronic equipment, machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners, metal, wooden and plastic construction as well as building materials preservation. Flame retardant and stabilizer in aminoplastic resins.|
|Dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane, D6||540-97-6||Washing & cleaning products, polishes and waxes and cosmetics and personal care products. In silicon rubbers and resins. Widespread uses.|
|Ethylenediamine; EDA||107-15-3||In the production of fungicides, chelating agents, wet-strength resins, epoxy curing agents, polyamide resins, surfactants, softeners, corrosion inhibitors, lubricating oil and fuel additives as well as asphalt emulsifiers.|
|Lead||7439-92-1||Is a EU RoHS substance. Many applications including in the electrical and electronic equipment.|
|Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane, D4||556-67-2||In the manufacture of silicone rubber and resin polymers and copolymers. Is also used in personal care products, such as hair and skin care products and antiperspirants and reported for use as a defoamer, in antiflatulance drugs, as a formulation component of personal care products for hair and skin care, antiperspirants and deodorants, biomedical uses, lubricants, polishes and coatings on a range of substrates including textile, carpeting and paper, sealants, mechanical heat transfer and dielectric fluids and reprography. In the production of elastomers that are used in biomedical applications, sealants and adhesives, moulded silicone rubber, film and fabric coating and encapsulation.|
|Terphenyl, hydrogenated||61788-32-7||In metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials, in flooring, furniture, toys, construction materials, curtains, foot-wear, leather products, paper and cardboard products, electronic equipment and in food packaging and storage, toys, mobile phones, coating products (paint), adhesives and sealants, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, polymers and laboratory chemicals.|
Therefore, the new SVHC list now includes 191 SVHC substances.