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Sensitiser labelling free waterborne polymer grades developed

Friday, 9 August 2013

A new range of waterborne polymer grades has been launched, designed to support manufacturers tasked with introducing new labelling requirements under European Union labelling regulations.

The new regulation will require paints to be labelled as sensitisers 

Source: Troy

The new regulation will require paints to be labelled as sensitisers 

Source: Troy

Dow Coating Materials has developed a range of sensitiser labelling free (SLF) waterborne polymer grades to support manufacturers who wish to formulate products without requiring such labels to distributors and end-consumers.

"Labelling is a very important communication tool, which conveys vital messages throughout the supply chain right the way from raw materials through to end-users," explained Dr. Andrew Trapani, Technical Director for Dow Coating Materials in EMEA. "These more stringent labelling requirements will certainly affect how products such as paints are ultimately perceived by end-users. We believe manufacturers will appreciate the greater choice and flexibility of these new sensitiser labelling free polymer emulsion grades, which have been developed with product safety and market needs in mind."

 

New regulation requires paints to be labelled as sensitisers  

The majority of paint, building product and adhesive manufacturers will be affected by new requirements of the EU CLP Regulation (286/2011/EC), which will introduce additional labelling regulations for such products by June 1st 2015 at the latest. The regulation – which covers the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) of chemicals – is being adapted under a so-called ATP (Adaptation to Technical Progress). The adaptation will require products such as paints to be labelled as a sensitiser if they contain known respiratory and skin sensitisers, such as biocides, above certain concentration limits added by the paint producers and/or from raw materials.

More information can be found at www.dow.com/coating/ 

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