EUROPEAN COMMUNITY – 1 December 2010
The Regulation (EC) N° 1272/2008 on the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) of chemical substances and mixtures started to apply as from 1 December 2010. The CLP Regulation implements the United Nations Globally Harmonized System (GHS) at EU level and will gradually replace Directive 67/548 for dangerous substances (DSD) and Directive 1999/45 for preparations (DPD). On 3 January 2011 expired the deadline for companies to notify the classification and labelling of all chemical substances that are hazardous or subject to registration under REACh and placed on the EU market.
As a manufacturer of chemicals, Akema has classified and labelled its substances in line with the new CLP criteria and notified the classifications to the C&L Inventory in ECHA.