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Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC)


 Warning Sign A substance of very high concern (SVHC) is a chemical substance (or part of a group of substances) for which it has been proposed that use within the European Union is subject to authorisation under the REACH regulations. Listing of a substance as a SVHC by the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) is the first step in the procedure to restrict use of this substance.

To date some substances supplied by the Schloetter group have ingredients listed on the candidate list and supplementary guidance is available as follows:

WI REACH 004 SVHC Boric Acid
WI REACH 005 SVHC Disodium Tetraborate
WI REACH 008 SVHC Lead Methane Sulphonate

Chromates and Chromic Acid has progressed on to the full Annex XIV SVHC list and given a sunset date, beyond which authorisation will be required for their use. Details of the sunset date, how authorisation works and alternative products are covered in the following guidance notes.

WI REACH 003 SVHC Chromating
WI REACH 007 SVHC Chromic Acid




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