REACH: Regulation (EU) 2020/878 introduces some news on the compilation of the SDS

Regulation (EU) 2020/878 has been published which amends annex II of regulation (EC) no. 1907/2006 (REACH) relating to the compilation of the SDSs that are provided for a substance or mixture.

The new features are the following:

  • Report information about nanoforms as per agreements with Regulation (EU) 2018/1881
  • Uniform internationally harmonized criteria for the classification and labeling of chemicals (GHS) integrated at European level according to the sixth and seventh revision of the GHS.
  • SDS entry of the UFI code (unique formula identifier) ​​for industrial products.
  • Specific requirements for endocrine disruptors
  • Insertion of specific concentration limits, multiplying factors and acute toxicity estimates, established in accordance with Regulation (EC) no. 1272/2008.

The Regulation will apply from 1 January 2021, but safety data sheets that do not comply with these Regulations may continue to be provided until 31 December 2022.

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