SIN List updates

Latest update:

In October 2017, The SIN List and SIN Producers List were updated with new background information about chemical companies producing SIN substances in the EU and US. This information is based on REACH registrations from the ECHA databases (based on 2017 data) and US EPA Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) information (based on 2016 data).

Update history

The SIN List was first launched in 2008. At this time there were not yet any substances on the official candidate list. The SIN List was created to illustrate which concrete substances that were expected to be covered by the REACH regulation. This was also before the first round of REACH registrations. Three categories of substances were added:
1. Officially classified CMR (carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic) substances, by default fulfilling REACH SVHC criteria, and for which a non-intermediate use could be expected.
2. PBT (persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic) and vPvB (very persistent and very bioaccumulative) substances which had been identified by the EU PBT working group.
3. Substances of Equivalent Level of Concern were added after careful scientific reviews. Decision of inclusion was taken based on the full hazardous profile of the chemical (often several endpoints).

In 2009 a minor update was made following that more substances had received CLP classification corresponding to SVHC criteria.

In 2011 an update was made, entirely focusing on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). The aim of the update was to show that endocrine disrupting chemicals are relevant for the candidate list and can be identified on a case-by-case update, even in the absence of criteria. 22 EDCs were identified based on thorough scientific reviews.

The update in 2013 used the newly available information from the registration dossiers to identify classified substances that had earlier been exempted from the SIN List, as they were expected to be used only as intermediates. The full registration of these substances indicated instead also a non-intermediate use.

In 2014 the SIN List was updated with further PBT and EDC substances after thorough scientific reviews. The substances on the SIN List, new and existing, were also grouped based on their toxicological properties and molecular structure.

In September 2015 a minor update was made in the SIN List, together with the launch of the new SINimilarity tool. Substances that had recently been officially recognised as fulfilling REACH criteria, either by new CLP classification (3 substances) or by candidate listing (4 substances) were added to the SIN List. A number of CMR classified substances from the petroleum group which had earlier been excluded from the SIN List but just recently been fully registered (indicating non-intermediate use) were also added (7 substances).

In April 2016, The SIN List and SIN Producers have got new background data and 18 new SVHC substances were added, making the new total number of substances 862 on the SIN List. The new substances originates mainly from ChemSec having added CAS numbers for some groups (alkylphenol and their etoxilates). These are one entry on the candidate list, but consist of several CAS. We have also added a few substances which were SVHC identified in December and which was not already on SIN.

In July 2016, information about chemical companies producing SIN substances in the USA was added, both to the SIN List and the SIN Producers List. This information is based on the US EPA registry data.

In October 2016 a new filtering option was added. It is now possible to filter the list to only show SIN substances related to food contact materials.

In February 2017 the SIN List was updated with 50 new substances. 30 of those were included in the candidate list in January. The new substances originates from ChemSec having added CAS numbers for the newly agreed group of heptylphenols. This is one entry on the candidate list, but consist of several CAS numbers. Chemsec also added a few more CAS numbers to existing entries (two salts of PFDA and three varieties of octylphenol etoxilates). This information originates from the supporting documents for each substance placed on the REACH candidate list.
In addition to these substances we have also included 20 newly classified substances (CMR category 1A or 1B) from ATP09 and a coming ATP10 and included them as well in the SIN List.

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