Things to know about SCIP database and SVHC products

Today we are being bombarded by myriads of products and goods from across the globe. As a responsible consumer, you have to check the number of hazardous substances present in the products you use. 

There are many rules and regulations taken by world nations to limit the use of hazardous substances in goods while manufacturing. Protocols like the SVHC and SCIP along with WEEE and RoHC have given a considerable impact on hazardous substance use and its waste management.

SCIP database: what’s it?

It is simply a vast database that has the details of all the products which contain hazardous substances in the European market. 

If you are a businessperson with products that are made of certain quantities of listed hazardous materials and, at the same time, you are planning to expand your business domain to the EU, then you should be aware of the SCIP database. 

To enter the European market, you should first enter the details of your product in the REACH SCIP database. If your product contains SVHC elements, then it is mandatory to specify the component-wise details of the SVHC presence in the products.

SCIP database along with the WEEE protocol has reduced and regulated waste management in the electronic and electrical equipment industry. 

The amount of SVHC in electrical goods was of prime concern until recently. But with the advent of WEEE, effective waste management has started. 

SVHC in products

SVHC stands for Substances of Very High Concern. Most of the appliances and goods we use contain SVHC, and the producers are to mark the amount of SVHC present in the product. 

If you are a supplier or manufacturer of goods with SVHC, then it is always better to hire an experienced agency to do the SCIP database update for your product. 

A frequent update is needed because the SCIP protocol gets updated rapidly. So, an agent can always keep an eye on the latest updates in the SCIP database regarding the new SVHC addition.

The timely intervention of powerful regulations has started to protect our mother earth to a great extent. The SCIP database has brought about transparency in the European market. The buyer can choose among various products of varying hazard levels. The sellers are required to give a detailed description of all the SVHC present in the product. 

This way, no consumer is put in the grey area regardless of the type of product they purchase.

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