ECHA publishes new Titanium Dioxide classification guide

ECHA publishes new Titanium Dioxide classification guide

Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/2017, the 14th adaptation to technical progress (ATP) of the CLP, introduced a new harmonised classification for certain forms of TiO2 as a category 2 carcinogen by inhalation. The ATP was published in the Official Journal of the EU on 18 February 2020, it came into force on 9 March 2020 and applies from 1 October 2021.

The new guidelines regarding the classification and labelling of Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) include:

  • Labelling mixtures that contain Titanium Dioxide with the supplemental label, “Hazardous respirable dust may be formed when used. Do not breathe dust” (EU212).
  • Labelling non-classified solid mixtures with the EUH212 supplemental label classification if they contain at least 1% of TiO2, regardless of particle size or form. 
  • Liquid mixtures containing Titanium Dioxide not requiring Carcinogen 2 classification. However, if these substances contain at least 1% of TiO2 particles with an aerodynamic diameter of ≤10 μm, then there needs to be a supplemental label: “Hazardous respirable droplets may be formed when sprayed. Do not breathe spray or mist” (EU211).

For more information on new Titanium Dioxide inclusions, click here.

For an in depth summary guide on the classification and labelling on Titanium Dioxide, click here.

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