REACH Restriction

REACH Restriction

In 2007, the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) regulation for the first time established the mandatory disclosure of material information for defined chemical substances. The system operates on the principle of “no data, no market”. Accordingly, only those chemical substances may be introduced to the market that have previously been registered by all users of a supply chain within REACH.

The REACH candidate list is also known as SVHC (Substances of very high concern). This includes chemicals in the form of individual substances or articles that have serious effects on human health or the environment. The direct and legal obligation regarding requirements for all EU suppliers and manufacturers of a supply chain are usually updated every 6 months. Last amended 17th January 2023 expands the number of groups of substances of concern from 224 to 233 hazardous chemicals.

The newly added substances are:

 1 Reaction mass of 2,2,3,3,5,5,6,6-octafluoro-4-(1,1,1,2,3,3,3-heptafluoropropan-2-yl)morpholine and 2,2,3,3,5,5,6,6-octafluoro-4-(heptafluoropropyl)morpholine

Perfluoroheptanoic acid and its salts




Isobutyl 4-hydroxybenzoate


bis(2-ethylhexyl) tetrabromophthalate covering any of the individual isomers and/or combinations thereof


Barium diboron tetraoxide








Find here the complete list of candidates

SCIP Database

SCIP is the EU database for collecting information on substances of very high concern (SVHCs) in articles and products. It was established following the Waste Framework Directive (WFD). The aim is to increase knowledge about hazardous substances throughout the life cycle of a product.It also aims to reduce the presence of these hazardous substances. Companies that supply articles/products that contain SVHC’s in a concentration of more than 0.1% by weight are required to submit information about these articles/products to the SCIP database.

The reporting obligation is in force since 05 January 2021

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