The EU has adopted the 14th adaptation to the CLP (Classification, Labeling and Packaging) regulation. This will become effective in October of 2021.
ATP 14 (Adaptation to Technical Progress) contains the new or updated harmonized classification for 29 chemicals.
ATP 14 also contains Acute Toxicity Estimates (ATE) that must be used for the classification of 10 chemicals.
The most important change to many people will be the new regulation regarding the classification and labeling of titanium dioxide (TiO2). Two new supplemental label elements (EUH211 and EUH212) have been added for products with TiO2.
The label on the packaging of liquid mixtures containing 1 % or more of titanium dioxide particles with aerodynamic diameter equal to or below 10 μm shall bear the following statement:
EUH211: ‘Warning! Hazardous respirable droplets may be formed when sprayed. Do not breathe spray or mist.’
The label on the packaging of solid mixtures containing 1 % or more of titanium dioxide shall bear the following statement:
EUH212: ‘Warning! Hazardous respirable dust may be formed when used. Do not breathe dust.’
In addition, the label on the packaging of liquid and solid mixtures not intended for the general public and not classified as hazardous which are labeled with EUH211 or EUH212, shall bear statement EUH210 “Safety data sheet available on request”.
See the full text of the regulation here: EU CLP ATP 14
What Does This New EU CLP Update Mean for You?
If your products contain TiO2, and you sell in the EU, you will need to update your labels. These statements are not required on the SDS, but best practices would have them in section 2 of the SDS as well.
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