Chemical labels are changing by 1st of June 2015 !

Seneffe, February 18, 2015

In the last few years, the chemical industry has been faced with REACh (the directive for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals), a process aimed at improving the general knowledge and control of chemical products.

REACh comes now with the CLP regulation (Classification, Labelling and Packaging), that applies from 1st of June 2015:

– The classification, labelling and packaging of mixtures must conform to the DPD regulation (Dangerous Preparations Directives) and to CLP rules.

– Substance classification according to DSD regulation (Dangerous Substances Directive) must be displayed on the safety data sheet, in addition to the CLP classification.

– The classification of a mixture according to the DPD must be displayed on the safety data sheet.

– In case a mixture is classified according to CLP, the CLP classification must be displayed on the safety data sheet.