DetNet

              

The Detergent Industry Network for CLP Classification (DetNet) is a new initiative that helps detergents manufacturers to classify and label their products in accordance with European legislation.

A.I.S.E. offers support to industry members to classify, label and package their products in accordance with Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP), in time to meet the compliance deadline.  

Under CLP, manufacturers must label a product before placing it on the market when it contains one or more substances classified as hazardous above a certain threshold. 

The supplier – in this case, cleaning and maintenance products manufacturers – must determine the correct classification and label their products accordingly.

To assist companies in doing this, A.I.S.E. has worked with a broad number of experts and in close dialogue with stakeholders to set up DetNet, the Detergent Industry Network for CLP Classification for skin and eye effects. 

DetNet is a data-sharing network that builds on new possibilities foreseen by the CLP Regulation. It provides access to shared, robust and up-to-date test data and expertise to help companies, especially SMEs, to derive the appropriate classification and label for their products for skin and eye effects. 

Based on provisions of the CLP Regulation, DetNet offers companies an alternative to the calculation method for arriving at a classification and label also specified under the regulation. As such, DetNet helps cleaning and maintenance products manufacturers inform consumers about the actual hazards of the products by enabling a greater differentiation in product classification than the one provided by the calculation method. In this way, classification derived from DetNet will help recognizing hazardous products and handling them safely.