EU Identified 3-Benzylidene Camphor as SVHC Substance

On December 18, 2018, the Official Journal of European released the directive (EU) 2018/2013, identified 1,7,7-trimethyl-3-(phenylmethylene) bicycle [2.2.1] heptan-2-one (3-benzylidene camphor) as a substance of very high concern according to Article 57(f) of REACH Regulation. 3-benzylidene camphor has endocrine interference properties and may cause serious impact on the environment. It will be added to the candidate list of SVHC later.

The information of 3-benzylidene camphor is as follows:

Manufacturers and exporters have to notify ECHA under the following circumstances since the substance is added to SVHC candidate list:

1. The product containing SVHC materials, whose content exceeds 0.1%;

2. In later 6 months, the product containing more than 0.1% the concentration of a single SVHC in the article and the annual export volume is more than 1 ton, shall notify the ECHA.