AISE launches DetNet Detergent Industry Network

8th of January 2014
AISE launches DetNet Detergent Industry Network

AISE, the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products based in Brussels, has launched DetNet, the Detergent Industry Network for CLP Classification.

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, securing that those with different hazards are adequately distinguished, based on relevant and adequate labelling.

All companies active in the detergent sector are encouraged to join in order to allow them to be ready for June 1 when CLP fully applies to mixtures.

DG Enterprise director Gwénolé Cozigou congratulated AISE on the DetNet initiative. He said: "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

•On June 1 classification and labelling of mixtures becomes mandatory under the CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008. The Regulation sets out the criteria for the classification and labelling of chemicals based on the UN Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) and will eventually replace the Dangerous Substances Directive (DSD) and DangerousPreparations Directive (DPD.

The CLP Regulation implemented the UN GHS second revised edition and is updated periodically via Adaptations to Technical Progress (ATP) to reflect further GHS revisions and changes in harmonised classifications.



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