31-Mar-2010 - European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

Acrylamide included in the REACH Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern for Authorisation

The European Chemicals Agency has added Acrylamide (EC No 201-173-7 and CAS No 79-06-1)1 to the Candidate List of Substances Very High Concern (SVHC) for Authorisation. Companies who manufacture or import this substance need to check their potential obligations that result from the listing.

The decision as to whether Acrylamide needs to be subjected to authorisation will be taken later.

Acrylamide is almost exclusively used for the synthesis of polyacrylamides, which are used in various applications, in particular in waste water treatment and paper processing. Minor uses of acrylamide comprise the preparation of polyacrylamide gels for research purposes and as a grouting agent in civil engineering.eu

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