New CLP regulations – June 2015

From June 2015 the EU will harmonise CLP labelling under the ECHA (European Chemicals Agency). The regulations will apply to the classification and labelling of both substances and mixtures. Earlier EU legislation will be repealed. The head of the ECHA stated, “An enormous number of products must be re-labelled to comply with CLP, including consumer items such as paints or detergents, as well as industrial mixtures.”

Some of the new symbols can be seen here:

http://echa.europa.eu/chemicals-in-our-life/clp-pictograms

Many of the symbols previously used will be changed for example:

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A leaflet is available from this link and offers a brief guide to the new classifications:

http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/13556/echa_clp_leaflet_en.pdf

 

 

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