CLP Regulation on Substances and Mixtures

Protecting the environment is a primary goal of CLP regulations

by | Feb 2, 2023

CLP Regulations

CLP regulation is set forth as a means of protecting health and the environment by appropriately identifying hazardous substances, mixtures, and articles.

CLP regulation, or the Classification, Labeling, and Packaging Regulation, is a regulation set forth as a means of protecting the health and the environment in addition to the “free movement of substances, mixtures, and articles.” CLP is the only legislation in the EU responsible for the classification and labeling of substances and mixtures.

One of the biggest goals and regulations of CLP is to help determine if a substance is potentially hazardous and in need of a hazardous classification. Once the substance’s toxicological information has been determined and it meets hazardous material criteria, it is assigned a hazard class. Hazard classes are based on physical, environmental, health, and other hazards. If a substance is determined to be hazardous it must be made known to other members of the supply chain who may deal with the substance, including customers.

Correctly labeling hazardous substances includes labels and safety data sheets to alert users of the substance or mixture to the presence of a hazardous substance and therefore they need to take necessary precautions.

The CLP regulation was most recently updated on May 4, 2018.

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Below are CLP and other hazardous substance test requests we have helped facilitate:

  • Cosmetics Analytical Chemistry Laboratory needed for flash point testing of room spray (non-aerosol) as per the EU/CLP method.
  • Environmental laboratory needed for EPA sludge TCLP leachability testing by EPA 1311 of a sludge sample and chemical analysis of the following compounds: Ammonium Sulfide Benzidine Benzyl Chloride Diethylamine Ethylamine Ethylenediamine Maleic Anhydride Methylamine Potassium Permanganate Quinoline Strychnine Cyanide (free) DDT Endrin Heptachlor + Heptachlor epoxide Lindane Methoxychlor Methyl Ethyl Ketone Metolachlor 2,4,5 TP (Silvex) Toxaphene Tetrachloroethanes Carbon TetraChloride Tetrachloroethylene Trihalomethanes
  • Environmental Toxicology needed for ecotoxicity studies of industrial waste as well as the composition of dangerous, hazardous substances in waste.including 1. Methyl acrylate, Cas No .: 96-33-32. Methyl methacrylates, Cas No .: 80-62-63. n-octylmercapta, Cas No .: 111-88-64. 2H-benzotriazole Creole, No. 2440-22-45. 2,2- (2-methylpropionitrile), CAS No.: 78-67-
  • oxicology Laboratory needed for FHSA Hazardous Substances testing to confirm that candles are non-toxic. A control product previously verified as non-toxic can be provided for comparison if desired. Products are candles.
  • Materials Laboratory needed for testing on a steel grade silica ceramic blanket. Flammability to ASTM F 1462. Thermal Conductivity to ASTM C518-19983. Thermal Shock Resistance to ASTM D-30324. Chemical Sustainability to ASTM D-6455. Mineral Wool Thermal Insulation to IS 3144:1992 Heavy Metals Resistance to Biological Catching (Hazardous Substance)
  • Electrical Product Safety Laboratory needed for European Union EU Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive ROHS verification of electronic components. quantification of PBB and PBDE, quantification of Cr+6 following abnormal XRF readings performed in-house.
  • Large Toy Manufacturer needs Toxicology Laboratory for Toy Testing: Toxicology Testing Toxicological Risk Assessment (TRA) Based on the ingredients or bill of substances to evaluate or assess any hazardous substances involved on the materials. The requirement should be referenced to EU REACH,SVHC,2009/48/EC, Washington Children’s Safe Product Act or California Green Chemistry Act, etc.
  • Plus more test requests!

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