Posts Tagged ‘authorization’

ECHA has recommended 10 Substances of Very High Concern to go onto the Authorization list.  Once finalized by the European Commission, Member States and EU Parliament, sunset (ban) dates will be set and companies will need to file and get authorization for use approved to continue marketing past those dates.  The proposed chemicals and their typical uses:


Substance name and
SVHC property
Uses in the scope of authorisation (examples)


Formaldehyde, oligomeric reaction products with aniline (technical MDA)

Hardener for epoxy resins; curing agent for polymers


Arsenic acid
Used to modify properties of glass and in the production of printed circuit boards


Dichromium tris(chromate)
Anti-corrosion surface treatments of steel and aluminium in the construction and the aeronautic sectors


Strontium chromate
Anti-corrosion coatings in the aeronautic/aerospace, coil coating and vehicle coating sectors


Potassium hydroxyoctaoxodi­zincatedichromate
Anti-corrosion coatings in the aeronautic/aerospace and vehicle coating sectors


Pentazinc chromate octahydroxide
Anti-corrosion coatings in the vehicle coating and the aeronautic/aerospace sectors


Bis(2-methoxyethyl) ether (Diglyme)
(toxic for reproduction)
Primarily used as a reaction solvent or process chemical in distillation applications; further in batteries and in the production of plastics


N,N-dimethylacetamide (DMAC)
(toxic for reproduction)
Solvent in synthesis, the production of synthetic fibres, in industrial coatings, paint strippers, insulation paper, films and membranes


1,2-dichloroethane (EDC)
Solvent in the manufacture of fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals and in mixtures for biochemical applications


2,2′-dichloro-4,4′-methylenedianiline (MOCA)
Curing agent in resins and in the production of polymer articles

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ECHA is taking comments on the next batch of chemicals likely to be subject to authorization:

1. formaldehyde, oligomeric reaction products with aniline (technical MDA)
2. arsenic acid
3. dichromium tris(chromate)
4. strontium chromate
5. potassium hydroxyoctaoxodizincatedichromate
6. pentazinc chromate octahydroxide
7. bis(2-methoxyethyl) ether (diglyme)
8. N,N-dimethylacetamide (DMAC)
9. 1,2-dichloroethane (EDC)
10. 2,2′-dichloro-4,4′-methylenedianiline (MOCA)

On the other hand, the following phthalates are not going to be further restricted for use in articles than they already are: DEHP, DBP, BBP, and DIBP   ECHA notice

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Eight more chemicals require application for authorization to continue use or they’ll be banned under REACH in 2015 (Annex XIV): diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP), diarsenic trioxide, diarsenic pentaoxide, lead chromate, lead sulfochromate yellow (C.I. Pigment Yellow 34), lead chromate molybdate sulphate red (C.I. Pigment Red 104), tris (2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP) and 2,4-dinitrotoluene (2,4-DNT)


That makes 14 chemicals so far.

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ECHA now accepts applications for authorization under REACH from Only Representatives, contrary to previous guidance. more

Six chemicals are now on the Authorization list and require application to continue use beyond their sunset dates: list.  More to come here.

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ECHA has recommended 13 SVHC chemicals to the EU Commission to require authorization for use.  These are not on the final list yet, but be prepared.  Once adopted, manufacturers/importers must apply for and justify continued use that may or may not be granted.

  • Trichloroethylene .
  • Chromium trioxide
  • Acids generated from chromium trioxide and their oligomers (group containing: chromic acid, dichromic acid, oligomers of chromic acid and dichromic acid)
  • Sodium dichromate
  • Potassium dichromate
  • Ammonium dichromate
  • Potassium chromate
  • Sodium chromate
  • Cobalt(II) sulphate
  • Cobalt dichloride
  • Cobalt(II) dinitrate
  • Cobalt(II) carbonate
  • Cobalt(II) diacetate

EHS Strategies, Inc. can help you understand the impacts to your business.

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