The new CLP Regulation on Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures will be in full force as of 15 June 2015

From 1 June 2015, all chemicals on the European Union market must be classified, marked and packaged, in accordance with the new Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 for the classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures. The requirements of the new CLP regulation (classification, labeling and packaging) ensure that the risks posed by chemicals are clearly communicated to workers and consumers within the European Union through appropriate classification and labeling.

The new regulation brings the oldest EU legislation into line with the GHS, a United Nations system for identifying hazardous chemicals and informing users of these hazards. Many countries in the world have adopted the GHS system, which is now used as the basis for the development of international and national regulations on the transport of dangerous goods. The CLP regulation is also closely related to REACH.

The CLP regulation will replace the Dangerous Substances Directive (67/548 / EEC) and the Dangerous Preparations Directive (1999/45 / EC) from 1 June 2015. The deadline for adapting the packaging of products already on the market is the 1 June 2017. The label of the chemical shall indicate: (a) the name of the chemical and the product identification code; (b) the name, address and telephone number of the supplier; (c) the quantity of the chemicals contained in the package; ) hazard pictograms and warning phrases and risk and precautionary statements.

The new pictograms in red are gradually replacing the well-known orange hazard symbols:

New CLP regulation

Download the new Regulation (EC) 1272/2008.