Importance of the REACH SVHC law and Regulation – Here’s Everything You Should Know About It

As a manufacturer of goods related to industries like electrical and electronic equipment, medical devices, furniture and toys, and ink cartridges, it is considered your duty to ensure that:

  • There’s no SVHC (substances of very high concern) substance in your products.
  • If there’s any such substance in your product, it should be under the safety limits set by the government bodies.
  • If there’s any such substance in your product, then, it should be mentioned in the caution label so that your customers know about it.

In fact, there are many other industries where REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) is applicable other than the few listed above. Some of them include:

  • Batteries
  • Hardware
  • Instruments
  • Solder
  • Adhesives

Clearly, the list of such substances is huge as well. And, since this law is so important for the products to be deemed as human safe and environment safe, you must use services like the Enviropass REACH compliance services listed below.

  1. The Classic REACH Service

Under this service, the experts at Enviropass assess all your product(s) documents. They do so by:

  • Collecting all the data about the substances used in your products by your suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Once they have the data, they do the risk analysis.
  • Upon completion, they issue a compliance certificate depending upon the analysis result.
  1. The Deluxe REACH Service

The Deluxe REACH Service includes all the benefits of the Classic REACH Service alongside some additional benefits listed below.

  • You are trained in product auditing.
  • You are trained in auditing the risk assessment.

Moving on, it’s only natural that you might be wondering what are the most commonly present SVHC substances that the government prohibits and limits to all extends. If so, you’ll find the following list – most commonly used SVHC – most useful.

  • Lead
  • Ethylene glycol
  • Dimethyl ether
  • Alkanes
  • C10-13,
  • Chloro
  • Paraffins
  • Diarsenic trioxide
  • 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid,
  • Perfluorohexane-1-sulfonic acid and its salts

Now that you know what are the most common SVHCs, it’s about time that we take you through the dangers of these substances. Have a look!

The most common – and make no mistake, the very serious and very likely – danger associated with SVHCs is cancer. Depending upon the industry and products, it can be due to the presence of the following 3 kinds of carcinogens.

  1. Physical carcinogens
  2. Biological carcinogens
  3. Chemical carcinogens

So, all in all, it’s very important that you classify and inform the government and your customers about the correct list of substances you have used in your products.

If there’s anything more that you would like to know about REACH compliance, you can visit the Enviropress website –