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Cosmetics must comply with CLP regulations

CLP (Classification, Packaging and Labelling of dangerous substances and preparation regulation) EC No 1272/2008, is the EU regulation by which the United Nations’ Globally Harmonised System (GHS) of classifying and labelling chemicals is legally implemented in the EU to ensure that the hazards presented by chemicals are clearly communicated to workers and consumers through the correct classification and labelling of chemicals and products.

Products are assigned hazard “classes” which must be identified on the product using an internationally recognised system of labels. The label is the primary source of information about the product’s identity, safe use, transport, storage and disposal measures to be taken during use and in case of emergencies. CLP regulations include new hazard pictograms which includes the flammable symbol. These must be present on all relevant products, including cosmetics by the final deadline of June 2017.

By identifying the flash point or flammability of a liquid or semi-solid substance or mixture, suppliers can correctly classify their hazard potential. Ideal for the cosmetics and fragrance industry, the Setaflash range ensures ease of use. Operator skill and expertise is kept to a minimum, meaning tests can be performed in-house thus avoiding the cost or delay of outsourcing. Results are provided quickly and only a small sample size is required, reducing the cost and waste per test.

If you are an organisation who produces and distributes cosmetic fragrances and would like more information on how Setaflash can help you to comply with CLP regulations, please email marketing@stanhope-seta.co.uk.

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