A new regulation is changing the way hazards are communicated for chemical products like paints, printing inks and artists’ colours. The Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (“CLP”) brings the European Union/European Economic Area into line with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), and in time the old European system will be replaced completely by this worldwide standard.
This information note explains the effect on the classification and labelling of certain products as a result of the changeover to the CLP Regulation in Europe.
This note explains how the classification of some inks may be amended by changes in the classification of some commonly-used pigments.
This note explains the identification of substances as SVHC under the REACH Regulation and the related communication obligations for suppliers of printing inks.
This note explains the regulatory status of substances listed in the Community Rolling Action Plan, established by ECHA for evaluation under REACH, and clarifies the circumstances of their use in printing inks by EuPIA members.
Printing inks and related products which contain biocides for preservation are ‘treated articles’ according to Article 58 of the Biocidal Products Regulation. This note clarifies the related obligations for ink makers, but also for their customers (printers).