On January 20, 2009 a REACH related regulation came into force that harmonises the EU Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP). According to this regulation, all chemical substances placed on the market within the EU need to be classified and labelled according to a system harmonised under the Globally Harmonised System (GHS).
Regarding mixtures, there is a transition period that allows regulation needs to be implemented by June 1, 2015. Borealis will publish the new CLP classifications in its Safety Data Sheets (SDS) following the legal time frames and transition periods.
According to CLP, hazardous substances must be made known to the European Chemical Agency's (ECHA) inventory. Borealis’ polymer grades are mainly non-hazardous mixtures that do not require notification. Borealis’ manufactured or imported substances that need notification were noted in the ECHA inventory within the set timeframe of January 3, 2011.
For additional information, please consult the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) or Product Safety Information Sheets (PSIS) or contact us below.