In June 2015, the transition period ends for mandatory CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging) chemicals labelling in the European Union. After June, all dangerous chemical substances and mixtures need to carry a predefined CLP-label. Brady’s quality printing systems provide companies with compliant CLP label templates and symbols, creating a flexible and easy to use in-house CLP Label printing solution.
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CLP for all dangerous substances
CLP is a mandatory European Union regulation which requires, amongst other obligations, the clear identification of products containing dangerous chemicals. The EU’s CLP regulation is based on the United Nation’s Globally Harmonised System for chemical substances and, from June 2015 onwards, compliance to CLP is required for dangerous chemicals and mixtures in all EU member states. Every substance listed as dangerous, and every mix containing one of these dangerous substances, also needs to carry a CLP label as of June 2015.
To warn employees, handlers, customers and everyone who could get exposed, a system of pictograms and safety messages has been developed to label dangerous chemicals and chemical mixtures. Almost all chemicals in the EU need to adhere to the CLP-identification language to ensure the risks of exposure are equally understandable throughout Europe, because these chemicals are part of everyone’s daily life. To comply with regulation, a CLP label needs hazard pictograms, the relevant signal word, hazard &
precautionary statements, the name, address and telephone number of the supplier, the nominal quantity of a substance or mixture in the package, and product identifiers. It also communicates how to avoid health risk or to remedy exposure.
The CLP chemicals labels wizard, integrated in Brady’s Markware™ Signmaking Software, offers a straightforward way to create compliant CLP-labels in a limited number of easy steps. In combination with Markware™, every Minimark™ Industrial Label Maker, BBP™31, BBP™33 and BBP™85 Sign and Label Printer, or GlobalMark™ Colour & Cut, offer on-site CLP label creation capabilities that are always compliant and ready on demand.