DETERGENT AND CLEANING PRODUCTS


CEPRA offers consulting and analysis services for the introduction of detergent products on the market pursuant to Regulation (EC) No. 648/2004.

The Regulation provides information on the placing on the market of detergents and surfactants for detergents.

"Detergent" means any substance or mixture containing soaps and / or other surfactants intended for washing and cleaning activities. Detergents can be in any form (liquid, powder, pasta, bars, breads, molded pieces and subjects, etc.) and can be sold and used at a domestic, institutional or industrial level.

"Surfactant" means any organic substance and / or mixture used in detergents with surfactant properties.

To be placed on the market, detergents must meet certain characteristics:

1) Surfactants must meet the "complete aerobic biodegradation" criteria of Annex III, if they do not meet these criteria they must meet the "primary biodegradability" of Annex II.

2) Detergents must comply with the limitations on the content of phosphates and other phosphorus compounds as set out in Annex VIbis.

3) Manufacturers must keep available:

Information on one or more results of the tests referred to in Annex III
For surfactants that have not passed the tests listed in Annex III and for which a derogation has been presented: a technical dossier on the results of the tests as set out in Annexes II and IV
A technical data sheet with a list of all the ingredients as set out in Annex VIIC

4) Labeling must comply with this Regulation and the CLP Regulation