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Thursday, December 05, 2013

Detergent industry launches DetNet, a unique network to implement CLP* Regulation

AISE (International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products) has launched DetNet, the “Detergent Industry Network for CLP classification” at its Brussels headquarters on 3rd December 2013.

Developed with industry and external expertise, DetNet aims to help companies establish the appropriate skin and eye irritancy classification for their products in compliance with the CLP Regulation.

Through DetNet, all manufacturers/suppliers of detergents and cleaning products can have access to shared test data and expertise to allow for a transparent science-based process for classification, in line with the CLP principles. The detergent industry is the first sector to implement the new CLP concept allowing the formation of an industry classification network for mixtures. Its objective is to help users know the potential hazard of products, allowing those with different hazards to be distinguished, based on relevant labelling. CLP will fully apply to mixtures from 1st June 2015.

On behalf of European Vice President Antonio Tajani, DG Enterprise Director Gwénolé Cozigou congratulated A.I.S.E. on the DetNet initiative. He said that"DetNet is a very important voluntary initiative of the detergent industry that will help to generate data based on validated and recognised test methods and share it with all detergent companies in Europe. An accurate classification of chemicals is of great importance to both industry and consumers."

 Access to DetNet is open to any company with responsibility for the classification and labelling of products sold in Europe. DetNet fees comprise an annual fee based on company size as well as a fee linked to the number of successful classifications achieved. Substantial discounts exist for members of national associations in the AISE network.

For more information see

*Classification, Labelling and Packaging