Plastics Chemicals Affected by Addition of 12x New Substances to REACH Authorisation List

Published 26th July 2019

Plastics chemicals could be affected by the addition of 12x new substances to Annex XIV of REACH regulation, covering substances that are retailed, manufactured, imported and distributed within the European Union. The substances to be added to Annex XIV can only be used with explicit authorisation from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). The substances are likely to be added to the REACH Authorisation List by October 2019.

Plastics and plasticising chemicals are widely used in the manufacture of consumer products, forming the main structure of a product or coating or finish. Therefore, this change will most likely affect businesses across the materials supply chain who manufacture synthetic materials, coated leather and textiles.

12x Substances to be Added to Annex XIV of REACH

Entry Substance CAS number EC Number
44 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dihexyl ester, branched and linear. 68515-50-4 271-093-5
45 Dihexyl phthalate. 84-75-3 201-559-5
46 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C6- 10-alkyl esters; 1,2- benzenedicarboxylic acid, mixed decyl and hexyl and octyl diesters with ≥ 0.3% of dihexyl phthalate. 68515-51-5; 68648-93-1 (201-559-5) 271-094-0; 272-013-1
47 Trixylyl phosphate. 25155-23-1 246-677-8
48 Sodium perborate; perboric acid, sodium salt. 239-172-9; 234-390-0
49 Sodium peroxometaborate. 7632-04-4 231-556-4
50 5-sec-butyl-2-(2,4-dimethylcyclohex3-en-1-yl)-5-methyl-1,3-dioxane [1], 5-sec-butyl-2-(4,6-dimethylcyclohex3-en-1-yl)-5-methyl-1,3-dioxane [2] [covering any of the individual stereoisomers of [1] and [2] or any combination thereof] (karanal group).
51 2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4,6- ditertpentylphenol (UV-328). 25973-55-1 247-384-8
52 2,4-di-tert-butyl-6-(5- chlorobenzotriazol-2-yl)phenol (UV-327). 3864-99-1 223-383-8
53 2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4-(tertbutyl)-6-(sec-butyl)phenol (UV-350). 36437-37-3 253-037-1
54 2-benzotriazol-2-yl-4,6-di-tertbutylphenol (UV-320). 3846-71-7 223-346-6
55 Diazene-1,2-dicarboxamide (C,C’- azodi(formamide)) (ADCA). 123-77-3 204-650-8

Further information is available on the European Commission website.


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