The Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/217 (14th Adaptation to Technical and Scientific Progress, (ATP)), amending Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP), introduced a new classification for certain mixtures containing titanium dioxide. From October 1st 2021 companies must adapt to this obligation.

To facilitate manufacturers and other actors in the supply chain ECHA recently released the guideline on classification and labeling for titanium dioxide, which you can find here.

In short, the new measures, state some obligations as follows.

For powder mixtures containing ≥ 1% w/w titanium dioxide particles in the form of, or incorporated into, particles with an aerodynamic diameter ≤ 10 μm, a new classification as inhalation carcinogen is introduced (Carc. 2, H351).

The label of solid mixtures containing ≥ 1% of titanium dioxide particles must also bear the following indication, regardless of the shape and size of the particles:
EUH212: “Warning! Hazardous respirable dust may be formed when used. Do not breathe dust.”

For liquid mixtures, containing ≥ 1% w/w of titanium dioxide particles with an aerodynamic diameter equal to or lower than 10 μm, the label must bear only the following indication:
EUH211: “Warning! Hazardous respirable droplets may be formed when sprayed. Do not breathe spray or mist.”

In addition, the packaging label of liquid and solid mixtures not intended for sale to the public and not classified as hazardous which are labeled with the indication EUH211 or EUH212 must bear the indication EUH210.

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