Plastic monomer identified as SVHC substance

The substance 4-tert-butylphenol has been added to the REACH Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHC).

The substance is used as a monomer in plastic food contact materials with a specific migration limit of 0.05 mg/kg food. It has been included on the Candidate List due to its endocrine-disrupting properties.

If 4-tert-butylphenol is included on the Authorisation List at a later date, users will need to apply for authorisation to continue using the substance.

For more information, please contact:

Helle Buchardt Boyd
Tel +45 4516 9097