Chemical Substance

Five new substances added to the European Chemical Agency Candidate List

02 Feb 2024

On 23rd January 2024, ECHA announced the inclusion of two new substances of very high concern (SVHCs) to the Candidate list. 


Substance Reason

Example uses

As identified by ECHA



CAS: 732-25-3

EC: 211-989-5

Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)



(Article 57d)

Manufacture of another substance; formulation of mixtures and in fuel products.



CAS: 3147-75-9

EC: 221-573-5


(Article 57e)

Air care products, coating products, adhesives and sealants, lubricants and greases, polishes and waxes and washing and cleaning products.



CAS: 119344-86-4

EC: 438-340-0

Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)

Inks and toners, coating products.



CAS: 3896-11-5

EC: 223-445-4


(Article 57e)

Coating products, adhesives and sealants and washing and cleaning products.


Oligomerisation and alkylation reaction products of 2-phenylpropene and phenol

EC: 700-960-7


(Article 57e)

Adhesives and sealants, coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, inks and toners and polymers.



PBT – persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic

vPVB – very persistent, very bioaccumulative


Updated Entries

In addition to the five new substances, the entry for Dibutyl phthalate (EC:201-557-4 / CAS:84-74-2) has been updated to incorporate the Endocrine Disrupting properties (Article 57f – Environmental).

Impacts for SCIP notifications

The inclusion of these two substances on the list commences a six-month window for suppliers of articles within the EU and European Economic Area (EEA) to complete a SCIP Notification, if any article or component of theirs contains at least 0.1% weight by weight (w/w) of the SVHC.

Additionally, under Article 33 of REACH Regulation suppliers of articles containing SVHCs have the additional responsibility of providing sufficient information to their customers and consumers to allow safe use of their articles that contain a SVHC.

Impacts for safety data sheets

For providers of safety data sheets (SDS), the inclusion of a substance on the SVHC list would be reflected in at least Section 15 – Regulatory information of an SDS. If your mixture contains any of the SVHCs present on the Candidate List in more than 1 w/w%, you should update your SDS. Additionally, if the substances are used in a non-classified material and present at over 0.1 w/w% there may now be an obligation to provide an SDS on request for the material.

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Controlled by ECHA, the European Chemicals Agency, SCIP is the database for information on Substances of Concern In articles as such or in complex objects (Products) established under the Waste Framework Directive (WFD).

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REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals and is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, and promotes alternative methods for the hazard assessment of substances in order to reduce the number of tests on animals. REACH applies to all chemical substances; not only those used in industrial processes but also in our day-to-day lives, for example in cleaning products, paints as well as in articles such as clothes, furniture and electrical appliances.

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