How to prepare a request for use of an alternative chemical name for a substance in a mixture
Under the CLP Regulation, substances and mixtures placed on the market shall be well identified.
However, a manufacturer (M), importer (I) or downstream user (DU) may be concerned that disclosure of the chemical identity of one or several substances contained in the mixture(s), on the label and/or on the Safety Data Sheet (SDS), puts the confidential nature of their business, in particular intellectual property rights, at risk.
In such cases, the CLP Regulation allows the M/I/DU to submit a request to use an alternative chemical name which refers to that substance in a mixture (either by means of a name that identifies the most important functional chemical groups or by means of an alternative designation). The criteria for approving such a request are defined in the CLP Regulation (Part 1 of Annex I, point 1.4.1).
Note that if an M/I/DU wants to request the use of an alternative chemical name for several substances in the same mixture(s), a separate request must be prepared for each substance.
How to prepare a request for use of an alternative chemical name for a substance in a mixture.
3. edition. Helsinki: European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) 2018.
ISBN: 978-92-9247-848-3, pages 43, PDF-Datei, DOI: 10.2823/93208
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