SVHC stands for Substance of Very High Concern. Substances may be identified as SVHC’s when they meet the following criteria:
Under REACH Regulations covering the European Union (EU) and United Kingdom (UK), there is an authorisation requirement to ensure that the risks from SVHCs are properly controlled and that those substances are progressively replaced by suitable alternative substances or technologies.
Any substance identified as an SVHC will be on one of two different lists – the Candidate List or the Annex XIV List.
The Candidate List is a list of substances that have been identified as SVHCs. While no immediate restrictions are placed on the use of this substance, obligations are put onto the supplier of the substance.
After review by the European Commission/HSE a substance may be placed onto the Annex XIV List. This means that it cannot be placed on the market for a use or used after a given date (the so-called 'sunset date') unless the companies concerned are granted an authorisation for the specific use(s).
Due to the implications of banning substances, the European Commission/HSE provide a grace period to allow all interested parties time to either change their formulation, source an alternative product, or apply for an authorisation. The sunset date is the date after which the substance is banned, except for those uses covered in an application for authorisation (AfA).
Silmid has an obligation to notify all downstream users if a product they are purchasing contains an SVHC. This will be communicated via a safety data sheet (SDS) as well as the product detail page for products containing SVHC’s listed on Annex XIV.
Silmid REACH Policy
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