CLP Regulations and Hazardous Refills – Are you in compliance?

What is CLP?

CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging)is a European Union regulation that came into force on 1st June 2015. This aligns the European system of classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures to the Globally Harmonised System (GHS) so that all hazards will be described and labelled in the same way around the world. CLP uses internationally agreed classification criteria and labelling elements to contribute towards global efforts to protect humans and the environment from hazardous effects of chemicals. The new act will complement the REACH Regulation on the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals.

 

What does this mean for us and our clients?

In order for us to ensure that we will continue to meet this new system of classification we have changed the formulations of our Sanair and Puresan dispensers. While we have made these changes, we have ensured that the quality of our refills have not been affected in any way. Our customers can rest assured that they will still receive the same great smelling fragrances they are used to, albeit with a new look label!

 

The two elements affected in our formulas are:

  1. Alcohol – we have moved to a denatured alcohol which is extremely bad tasting to discourage recreational consumption. We have chosen one that does not affect the fragrance in the sanair formula and in fact aids dispersion of the fragrance through evaporation.
  2. Emulsifier – we have moved to a non-hazardous emulsifier. This is a substance that stabilises our formula and makes sure the active elements of the formula do not separate without affected the fragrance.

 

Benefits

The main benefit for our customers is that a hazardous symbol is no longer needed on the refills or packaging. We have just launched our new non-hazardous refills, labelled and packed in accordance with the EU CLP regulation. The new non-hazardous refills have the added advantage of being an environmentally friendly and cost-effective solution for our clients.

 

Special Launch Offer

We would like to give our customers the opportunity to avail of a discount on our new non-hazardous range of refills. If you want to find out more about this offer please phone our office on 028 9264 0827 and speak with Gregg Marshall or Karina Rivero, or email info@unicorn-hygienics.com to find out more.

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