New EU online database opens for companies to declare SVHCs (substances of very high concern) in articles. ECHA (the European Chemical Agency) has opened the SCIP database (Chemicals of Concern in Products). This enables companies to declare the presence in their products (> 0.1% w/w in “articles” or in complex products) of chemicals on the REACH Candidate List of SVHCs, as obliged by the Waste Framework Directive, by the deadline of 5th January 2021. The objective is to provide information to consumers, to workers and to recycling companies, so making recycling safer.
Flame retardants which are on the SVHC candidate list are: Boric acid, Disodium tetraborate, DecaBDE, Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD), Dechlorane Plus, Short Chain Chlorinated Paraffins, Tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate, Trixylyl phosphate.
“Tracking chemicals of concern in products – SCIP database ready for use” ECHA/PR/20/07, 28th October 2020 https://echa.europa.eu/fr/-/tracking-chemicals-of-concern-in-products-scip-database-ready-for-use
ECHA SCIP Database https://echa.europa.eu/scip-database
See also pinfa Newsletter n°106.
REACH Candidate List: https://echa.europa.eu/web/guest/candidate-list-table