Relevant for: Electrical & electronics, Hardlines, Softlines, Toys and Children's products
On 25 April 2018, the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) published Decision (EU) No 2018/636, which identified dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP) as a substance of very high concern (SVHC). The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will include this substance to the SVHC Candidate List in the next scheduled update in the end of June or beginning of July.
DCHP had undergone the public consultation of REACH SVHC Candidate List respectively during March to April of 2016. However, the Member State Committee (MSC) did not unanimously agree on the identification of substance, and TMA was not included into the SVHC Candidate List in June 2016. Afterwards, the MSC’s comments were submitted to the European Commission (EC) for decisions making.
SVHC can have more than one intrinsic property and the EC adopted the same approach on the identification of bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP) and diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP). In line with the majority opinion of the MSC, the EC decided to identify as a SVHC due to its classification as toxic for reproduction category 1B under Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 and its endocrine disrupting properties with probable serious effects to human health.
Table A gives the substance name, identification number (CAS and EC), the reason for inclusion and the potential applications of DCHP.
|Substance name||CAS number (EC number)||Reason for inclusion||Potential application|
|Dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP)|
|Toxic for reproduction (Article 57(c)); endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57(f) - human health)|
- Used in manufacturing of plastisol (sealant compounds and textile printing);
- Used in manufacturing of compounds for PVC, rubber and plastic compounds (use as co-plasticizers);
- Used in formulation of organic peroxide as phlegmatiser and dispersing agent.