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ECHA Provides Information about SVHC Use in Consumer Articles
For the very first time, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published details on March 5, 2012 about the practical use of candidate list Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) in consumer articles.
The ECHA (http://echa.europa.eu/
The flame retardant HBCDD finds use in articles in the construction industry for thermal insulation panels for buildings as well as in packaging material such as polystyrene foam (XPS) and in electrical and electronic devices for plastic housings.
Between April and December 2011 only 203 notifications were received by the ECHA, which believes this low response is because the obligations are new to industry and some companies may still not be aware of their responsibilities under REACH Article 7 (2) to prepare notification dossiers and inform the ECHA. The ECHA advises all companies to check the notification requirements and their legal compliance obligations. Companies also need to remember that the scope of notification changes each time new substances are added to the SVHC candidate list (http://echa.europa.eu/
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For more information on REACH, please do not hesitate to contact SGS.
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Page Updated Last on: Apr 17, 2012