Tuesday, July 3, 2018European Commission

REACH: 3 silicones added to the Candidate List

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ECHA has added eight new SVHCs – including three silicones – to the Candidate List. Two further substances, TMA and DCHP, have also been added to the list by the European Commission. The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for authorisation now contains 191 substances.

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Substances used in cosmetics and their SVHC properties

They have been included in the Candidate List for authorisation on 27 June 2018.

Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4)
• INCI: Cyclotetrasiloxane
• EC number: 209-136-7
• CAS number: 556-67-2
• Reason for inclusion: PBT (Article 57d) / vPvB (Article 57e)
• Examples of uses: Used in washing and cleaning products, polishes and waxes and cosmetics and personal care products

Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5)
• INCI: Cyclopentasiloxane
• EC number: 208-764-9
• CAS number: 541-02-6
• Reason for inclusion: PBT (Article 57d) / vPvB (Article 57e)
• Examples of uses: Used in washing and cleaning products, polishes and waxes, cosmetics and personal care products, textile treatment products and dyes

Dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6)
• INCI: Cyclohexasiloxane
• EC number: 208-762-8
• CAS number: 540-97-6
• Reason for inclusion: PBT (Article 57d) / vPvB (Article 57e)
• Examples of uses: Used in washing and cleaning products, polishes and waxes, cosmetics and personal care products

Ethylenediamine (EDA)
• INCI: Cyclohexasiloxane
• EC number: 203-468-6
• CAS number: 107-15-3
• Reason for inclusion: Respiratory sensitising properties (Article 57(f) - human health)
• Examples of uses: Used in adhesives and sealants, coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, pH regulators and water treatment …

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