In an article published on April 8, 2016 the non-profit organization International Chemical Secretariat (ChemSec) informs about the latest update of its SIN List. 18 new substances of very high concern (SVHCs, as identified under REACH) were added to the list. Among the substances are UV-filters 2,4-di-tert-butyl-6-(5-chlorobenzotriazol-2-yl)phenol (UV-327, CAS 3864-99-1) and 2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4-(tert-butyl)-6-(sec-butyl)phenol (UV-350, CAS 36437-37-3). UV-327 and UV-350 were added to the Candidate List in December 2015 on the grounds of very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) properties. UV-350 is included in the FACET inventory of food contact materials (FCMs). UV-327 is included as additive in the Union List of substances authorized for use in plastic FCMs (Annex I of Regulation (EU) No 10/2011), as well as listed in the ESCO working group list of non-plastic FCMs and the FACET list of FCMs. Further, both UV-filters are included in the Annex VI lists of permitted substances for the manufacture of packaging inks of the Swiss Ordinance on Materials and Articles.

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ChemSec (April 8, 2016). “Update of the SIN List, and more.

Chemical Watch (April 11, 206). “ChemSec adds 18 SVHCs to SIN list.