ECHA adds eight new hazardous chemicals to Candidate List

August 26, 2021

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) recently added eight new substances of very high concern (SVHC) to the Candidate List. Suppliers, importers and producers of articles containing one of these Candidate List substances have certain obligations and deadlines to meet.

The Candidate List now contains 219 chemicals that may harm people or the environment. The eight new substances are used for a variety of purposes including consumer products such as cosmetics, scented articles, rubber and textiles. Others are used as solvents, flame retardants or for the manufacture of plastic products.

Substances added to the Candidate List on 8 July 2021

Substance name EC CAS Examples of use(s)
2-(4-tert-butylbenzyl)propionaldehyde and its individual stereoisomers - - Cleaning agents, cosmetics, in scented articles, polishes and wax blends
Orthoboric acid, sodium salt 237-560-2 13840-56-7 Not registered under REACH. May be used as solvent and corrosion inhibitor
2,2-bis(bromomethyl)propane1,3-diol (BMP)


2,2-dimethylpropan-1-ol, tribromo derivative/3-bromo-2,2-bis(bromomethyl)-1-propanol (TBNPA)


2,3-dibromo-1-propanol (2,3-DBPA)













BMP: manufacture of polymer resins and in one component foam (OCPF) application


TBNPA: polymer production manufacture of plastics products, including compounding and conversion and as an intermediate

DBPA: registered as an intermediate

Glutaral 203-856-5 111-30-8 Biocides, leather tanning, x-ray film processing, cosmetics
Medium-chain chlorinated paraffins (MCCP) UVCB substances consisting of more than or equal to 80% linear chloroalkanes with carbon chain lengths within the range from C14 to C17 - - Flame retardants, plasticising additives in plastics, sealants, rubber and textiles
Phenol, alkylation products (mainly in para position) with C12-rich branched alkyl chains from oligomerisation, covering any individual isomers and/ or combinations thereof (PDDP) - - Preparation of lubricant additive materials and of fuel system cleaners
1,4-dioxane 204-661-8 123-91-1 Solvent
4,4'-(1-methylpropylidene)bisphenol 201-025-1 77-40-7 Not registered under REACH. May be used in manufacture of phenolic and polycarbonate resin

Obligations for suppliers of articles

If your company supplies an article containing a Candidate List substance above a concentration of 0.1 % weight by weight, then your customer should be informed on next supply.

Additionally, you must (under the Waste Framework Directive) notify these articles to ECHA’s SCIP database.

How TSG can help

TSG’s REACH regulatory consultants have many years’ experience working in the chemical industry and have guided chemical companies through every aspect of their EU REACH obligations since its introduction.

Whether your company needs support in meeting its legal obligations to ensure the safe use of these chemicals, or assistance notifying articles to ECHA’s SCIP database TSG’s regulatory consultants can help. Please get in touch at [email protected]

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