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To prevent perfluorinated carboxylic acids (C9-C14 PFCAs), their salts and related substances from being used as substitutes for PFOA, their salts and related substances in the future, the European Union has banned them with Regulation (EU) 2021/1297. This will come into force on August 25, 2021. Annex XVII of Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) was thus amended. This means that as of February 23, 2023, PFCAs may no

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The REACH Competent Authorities of the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway are currently preparing a REACH Annex XV restriction dossier for the group of PFAS (per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances), as all these substances are considered persistent. They are now seeking further information for the proposed restriction to fill knowledge gaps, particularly regarding alternatives to PFAS.

Companies, associations and other stakeholders can participate in the survey at

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All data collected since January 2021 on SVHCs (Substances of Very High Concern listed on the REACH Candidate List) in products manufactured and/or placed on the EU market is now uploaded to the SCIP database. This is due to the European Waste Framework Directive. To find out more, please follow the link here to the SCIP InfoPoint. According to the ECHA, approximately 9 million SCIP notifications have now been successfully submitted by around 4,700 legal entities. But what happens to all the

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As of 8 July 2021, there are 219 chemical substances and groups of substances on the REACH Candidate List. This includes the following eight new substances:

  • 2-(4-tert-butylbenzyl)propionaldehyde and its individual stereoisomers
  • Orthoboric acid, sodium salt
  • 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)
  • Glutaral
  • Medium-chain chlorinated paraffins
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