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Bureau Veritas (India) begins testing of SVHC
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Jun '10
Bureau Veritas starts its SVHC (Substance of Very High Concern) testing services of 30 SVHC for consumer products at Noida Lab from June 2010.

List of 30 SVHC under REACH regulation includes substances classified as carcinogenic, Mutagenic or Toxic to Reproduction (CMR): Persistent, Bio-accumulative and Toxic (PBT's) or very Persistent, very Bio-accumulative (vPvB).

What does REACH require?
The registration system requires the trace ability and identification of chemical substances, chemical substances in preparations and chemical substances in articles.

Documentation will be required for submittal to the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) for:
• Substances greater than 1 tonne per year imported or placed on the EU market
• Articles containing substances that are intentionally released
• Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) – Greater than 0.1%w/w (1,000 mg/kg)

“All brands, retailers and importers ask their suppliers and manufacturers to demonstrate with confidence that a process is in place to ensure REACH compliance", said Mr. Kunwar Venkteshwar Singh, Product Manager (New Services), Bureau Veritas.

Information of SVHC in consumer products is required to place any product in the European Market. Bureau Veritas assists you with its SVHC testing service to ensure REACH compliance of your product”, he added by saying.

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