Product labelling and Material Safety Data Sheets have changed according to CLP Regulation

CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures standardizes statements and pictograms on product labels and Material Safety Data Sheets.

During the transitional period substances and mixtures produced in accordance of previous regulations are allowed until 1st of June 2017 if the substance or mixture has been brought to market before 1st of June 2015.

Differences to previous regulations:

  • different hazard pictograms
  • introduction of signal words ‘Danger’ and ‘Warning’
  • H and P statements (hazard and precautionary statements)
  • higher number of hazard classes and categories
  • partially different classification criteria and cut-off values
  • different approach to the classification of mixtures.