Posted Posted in Biocides, CLP Regulation, Detergents, English, Substances & mixtures, Vape products

You must notify product information to the poison centre when the chemical mixtures you place on the market are classified as hazardous on the basis of their health or physical effects according to the criteria laid down in EU-GHS (CLP, 1272/2008/EC). In practice, this obligation applies mainly to downstream users and importers, but other operators, […]

Posted Posted in Detergents, Detergents Regulation, English

Cleaning products must be classified and labelled in accordance with the CLP Regulation (1272/2008/EC). Further, the labelling of cleaning products is covered by the Detergents Regulation (648/2004/EC). The following label elements are obligatory: The product (trade) name; The (trade) name or trademark, full address and telephone number of the party responsible for placing the product […]

Posted Posted in Biocides, CLP Regulation, Detergents, English, Substances & mixtures, Vape products

Since CLP entered into force, each Member State has implemented its own national law regarding the poison centre notification. As a result, the notification requirements vary from country to country and it can be challenging to determine exactly what information you must share. To harmonise the approaches, a new Annex VIII has been added to […]

Posted Posted in Detergents, Detergents Regulation, English

For consumer automatic dishwasher detergents, the label must indicate: the standard dosage expressed in grams or ml or number of tablets for the main washing cycle for normally soiled tableware in a fully loaded 12 place settings dishwasher, making provisions, where relevant, for soft, medium, and hard water hardness. For consumer laundry detergents, the label […]

Posted Posted in Detergents, Detergents Regulation, English

An Ingredient Data Sheet is a list of all the mixture ingredients contained in a cleaning product. This list of ingedients must be compiled according to the requirements as laid down in Annex VII of the Detergents Regulation (648/2004/EC), and must, upon request, be made available without delay and free of charge, to any medical […]

Posted Posted in Detergents, Detergents Regulation, English

Yes. Where a product is intended for cleaning or washing, it is considered a detergent, even if it does not contain one or more surfactants.   In the Detergents Regulation (648/2004/EC), detergents are defined as: ‘Any substance or mixture containing soaps and/or other surfactants intended for washing and cleaning processes. Detergents may be in any […]

Posted Posted in CLP Regulation, Detergents, English, Plastics, Substances & mixtures, Vape products

The Classification and Labelling (C&L) Inventory is a database maintained by ECHA, containing information on the classification and labelling of substances. It is freely accessible and provides insight into the (various) classifications of the same substance applied by different (groups of) suppliers. It further contains the list of legally binding harmonised classifications, in accordance to […]

Posted Posted in Detergents, English, Safety Data Sheets, SDS, Substances & mixtures, Vape products

Are you a formulator of chemical products, such as paints or detergents? Or do you use chemicals industrially or professionally, for example in your chemical laboratory, automobile repair shop or pool cleaning business? Chances are that the Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) accompanying the chemicals you purchase do not always meet the regulatory requirements. As a […]

Posted Posted in Biocides, Cosmetics, Detergents, English, Nanomaterials, Plastics, REACH Regulation, SDS, Substances & mixtures, Vape products

When asked, companies generally respond with: “Of course we are downstream user! We purchase our chemicals from Supplier X.” Nonetheless, further examination frequently reveals that Supplier X is a non-European company, and as such, does not have any REACH responsibilities. In order to relieve their European customers of the regulatory obligation to register the imported […]