Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals entered into force on 1 June, 2007. Its aim is to strengthen the management of the production and use of chemicals for increasing the protection of human health and environment. REACH applies to substances, mixtures and articles, impacts most products placed on EU market.
Based on the evaluation of chemicals, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) included some high-risk chemicals into SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern). The first 15 SVHC list was published on October 28, 2008. And with the new SVHCs added continuously, currently total 181 SVHCs have been published until Jan. 15 of 2018. According to the ECHA schedule, a “Candidate List” of additional substances for possible future inclusion in the list will be published continuously. If the concentration of this SVHC is >0.1% by weight in the product, then the obligation of communication applies to the suppliers along the supply chain. In addition, for these articles, if the total quantity of this SVHC is manufactured or imported in the EU at >1 tone/year, then notification obligation applies.
The restriction on the marketing and use of hazardous chemicals are listed in the Annex XVII of the REACH regulation. So far, there are 68 chemicals in total.
Below table listed REACH ANNEX XVIII part high risk or High concern restricted substances limit:
- Consultant about chemical substance REGISTER
- SVHCs screening test of REACH ANNEX XVII Restriction substance list
- Process audit
- Technique support for MSDS/SDS
- To assist you, HQTS will put a series of REACH awareness training programs.
PRODUCTS COVERD BY REACH:
- Electrical & Electronic products, motors
- Textiles, shoes, leather, accessories
HQTS is pleased to announce we will exhibit at Tool Japan. We invite you to drop by and learn more about how HQTS can help you meet your quality assurance goals. Details to follow at our booth 17-36.
On Sep 4, 2018, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) launched its public consultation of on six potential Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). The six proposed substances in the consultation are listed as below. The deadline for commenting is October 19, 2018. The six additional substances application of the SVHC list are as follows: 1. …Continue reading