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SVHC's (Substances of very high concern)

A substance of very high concern (SVHC) is any chemical substance, the use of which has been proposed within the European Union to be subject to authorization under the REACH regulation. If a substance is carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic for reproduction, bioaccumulative or with scientific evidence of probable serious effects to human health or environment, it is then listed as SVHC. In fact, importers are expected to inform the European Chemical Agency if the total quantity of SVHC in their products is greater than 1 ton per year.

SVHC testing program helps to minimize the usage of potentially hazardous substances and assists companies meet their REACH obligations. SVHC testing methods use analytical, quantification, and deformulation techniques and may be done for a wide range of products including automotive, aerospace, electronics, cosmetics, consumer, building and general preparations. The SVHC list gets updated from time to time and we keep a track of regulatory changes that may affect the acceptance of your products.

Why is SVHC program important?

  • To determine if products contain any SVHC exceeding 0.1% weight by product.
  • To comply with international regulations as per REACH standards.
  • To confirm environmental compliance and safety of products.
  • To avoid financial and legal consequences and for smooth operation of business.
  • Services Provided

  • Identification of components or materials in which SVHC is present
  • Comprehensive testing of products and preparations for SVHCs if the value exceeds 0.1% weight/weight
  • SVHC declaration forms for each product and Bill of Material assessments
  • Management of supply chain
  • Standard and personalized lists of SVHC chemicals
  • Customer assistance for specific industry segments
  • High risk screening program to narrow down testing requirements
  • Data and sample storage of new SVHC substances for future proofing
  • Risk assessment for products containing SVHC to create replacement strategies and preparation of disclosure documentation
  • We offer services to check substances that are on the authorization list as per REACH Annex XIV, on the registry of intentions or on the candidate list. If the customer demands, we supply them with the SVHC information within 45 days. We extend a cost-effective and reasoned evaluation strategy to empower our customers to safeguard their products. In addition, our experts employ state-of-the-art facilities and technology to provide custom-made services that help improve your business.