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From 1st June 2015 all chemical manufacturers will have to label their products according to the new Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). It is implemented in the EU via the Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP), where previously chemical products were regulated in the UK under CHIP.
Under the new GHS red diamond shaped Hazard Pictograms will replace the traditional orange square Hazard Symbols. Signal words such as Danger and Warning will now replace Harmful, Corrosive and Irritant. Hazard (H) Statements and Precautionary (P) Statements will also replace Risk (R) Phrases and Safety (S) Phrases.
These changes to the label does not signify a change in the chemical formulation, since it is the same chemical composition, it is just a consequence of compliance with the new GHS. However, some of the threshold levels under CLP are lower than CHIP which may result in the re-classification of some Delphis Eco products.
It is estimated that 80-90% of professional cleaning products currently available to the market will be re-classified as hazardous using the CLP regulation.
We believe it is very important that users are fully aware of these forthcoming changes. However, through education and training, Delphis Eco plan a smooth transition to the new system so that our customers will notice very little impact.