New deadline: Call for expression of interest: Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) in XPS

September 2013

Deadline extended - Call for expression of interest: Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) (EC: 221-695-9, 247-148-4, CAS: 3194-55-6, 25637-99-4)

Identity of the substance

Chemical name:  hexabromocyclododecane (hexabromocyclododecane and 1,2,5,6,9,10 hexabromocyclododecane) and all major diastereoisomers identified.

EC Numbers: 221-695-9, 247-148-4

CAS Numbers: 3194-55-6, 25637-99-4, 134237-50-6, 134237-51-7, 134237-52-8

IUPAC Name: hexabromocyclododecane

HBCDD is used as an additive flame retardant amongst other in:

  • Extruded Polystyrene (XPS).

HBCDD was identified as Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) meeting the criteria of a PBT substance pursuant to Article 57(d) with decision number ED/67/2008. HBCDD is mentioned in the Annex XIV of REACH with a sunset date 21/08/2015 and a latest application date 21/02/2014.

This process might severely affect your business, therefore EVERKEM S.r.l., Italian supplier company  of polymer additives, with HBCDD in its portfolio, which has been following this process actively, proposes to join forces to prepare a joint application for the Authorisation.


EVERKEM S.r.l., a 2010 registrant for HBCDD, is looking for interested companies (importers  as well as downstream users) to jointly prepare an application dossier for authorization for the use of HBCDD in XPS .

EVERKEM S.r.l. will be supported in this application by ReachCentrum (consultancy, project management, including financials, legal and communication support).

If you are interested in an Authorization of downstream uses of hexabromocyclodocecane (HBCDD) in XPS, please contact ReachCentrum at the latest by August 30 September 15, 2013 in order to set up of a group of companies working together in preparing the application dossier.

Leondina Della Pietra
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Tel: 0032 2 676 73 12