ECHA has recommended 10 Substances of Very High Concern to go onto the Authorization list.  Once finalized by the European Commission, Member States and EU Parliament, sunset (ban) dates will be set and companies will need to file and get authorization for use approved to continue marketing past those dates.  The proposed chemicals and their typical uses:


Substance name and
SVHC property
Uses in the scope of authorisation (examples)


Formaldehyde, oligomeric reaction products with aniline (technical MDA)

Hardener for epoxy resins; curing agent for polymers


Arsenic acid
Used to modify properties of glass and in the production of printed circuit boards


Dichromium tris(chromate)
Anti-corrosion surface treatments of steel and aluminium in the construction and the aeronautic sectors


Strontium chromate
Anti-corrosion coatings in the aeronautic/aerospace, coil coating and vehicle coating sectors


Potassium hydroxyoctaoxodi­zincatedichromate
Anti-corrosion coatings in the aeronautic/aerospace and vehicle coating sectors


Pentazinc chromate octahydroxide
Anti-corrosion coatings in the vehicle coating and the aeronautic/aerospace sectors


Bis(2-methoxyethyl) ether (Diglyme)
(toxic for reproduction)
Primarily used as a reaction solvent or process chemical in distillation applications; further in batteries and in the production of plastics


N,N-dimethylacetamide (DMAC)
(toxic for reproduction)
Solvent in synthesis, the production of synthetic fibres, in industrial coatings, paint strippers, insulation paper, films and membranes


1,2-dichloroethane (EDC)
Solvent in the manufacture of fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals and in mixtures for biochemical applications


2,2'-dichloro-4,4'-methylenedianiline (MOCA)
Curing agent in resins and in the production of polymer articles

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