Information on Candidate List substances used in packaging

01 December 2014

The information on Candidate List substances in articles contains the number of notifications, the article categories and the article types notified for use by consumers. The fact that an article contains an SVHC does not necessarily mean that consumers are exposed to it or that there is a risk for consumers.
Among the SVHCs used in packaging are Bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD), Dibutyl phthalate (DBP), Diisobutyl phthalate and Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP). Importers and producers of articles have notify ECHA if an SVHC is present in their articles above one tonne per year and in a concentration above 0.1% weight by weight (ECHA e-News, 12 November 2014).
Click here for the article in ECHA e-News.
Click here for the list of data on Candidate List substances in articles.
Click here for information on the obligations for producers and importers of articles containing Candidate List substances.
If you have a question about this subject, please contact Ger Standhardt.

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