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The CLP Regulations (for “Classification, Labelling and Packaging”) is a European Union regulation from 2008, which aligns the European Union system of classification, labelling and packaging of chemical substances and mixtures to the Globally Harmonised System (GHS). It is expected to facilitate global trade and the harmonised communication of hazard information of chemicals and to promote regulatory efficiency. It complements the 2006 Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation (EC No 1907/2006)[3] and replaces the current system contained in the Dangerous Substances Directive (67/548/EEC) and the Dangerous Preparations Directive (1999/45/EC).

The European Union’s 2008 CLP Regulations incorporates the classification criteria and labelling rules agreed at the UN level, the so-called Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). It introduced new classification criteria, european hazard symbols (pictograms) and Risk and Safety Statements for labelling, while taking into account elements which were part of the prior EU legislation.

The regulation requires companies to appropriately classify, label and package their substances and mixtures before placing them on the market. It aims to protect workers, consumers and the environment by labelling that reflects a particular chemical’s possible hazards. It also addresses the notification of classifications, the establishment of a list of harmonised classifications and the creation of a classification and labelling inventory, as required by REACH.

Small Packaging Exemptions

CLP provides certain exemptions for substances and mixtures contained in packaging that is small (typically less than 125ml) or is otherwise difficult to label. The exemptions allow the supplier to omit the hazard and/or precautionary statements or the pictograms from the label elements normally required under CLP. Please Note:- The information provided is based on our understanding of the New CLP Legislation so far. We have tried to simplify as much as we can for your understanding, we will continue to update, as we gain further in-depth information on any additional requirements.

CLP Labelling Technical Support

We are fully equipped with up to date CLP software that has enabled us to provide all necessary information regarding labelling requirements that conform to the new CLP regulations. All relevant information is available to download direct from the website, which will also include standard Product Labelling information for the following products: Candles based at max 10% ratio and Reed Diffusers at max 20% ratio formulation including the SDS for the finished product and the SDS, IFRA & Allergen Declarations for the fragrance oil.

Please Note: The information will be provided in good faith and is to the best of our current knowledge but may be subject to change. Furthermore, it only represents the CLP contribution of the fragrance components and does not take into consideration any other ingredients that may be contained within the final product. The ultimate responsibility for the classification and labelling of the final product lies with the person placing it on the market. We recommend that this is determined using the information contained within the SDS of the fragrance in conjunction with that of the other ingredients within the final product.

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