13 more SVHCs added

13 substances were added to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) for Authorisation on June 18.

Due to the consolidation of certain refractory ceramic fibres the total number of SVHCs is now 84, which is well behind where the European Commission (EC) would like to be.

There are another 14 substances on the Registry of Intentions which may well be a guide to the next Candidate List. The submission date for these is 6 August, they then go for consultation.

Histrorically it takes on average 3.5 to 4 months to reach the Candidate List. At a best guess therefore this would be around November / December time.

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