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CLP Success a “Good Start to International Year of Chemistry”

10:08 AM MST | January 4, 2011 | Alex Scott

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says chemical companies had successfully made 3.1 million classification, labelling and packaging (CLP) notifications of 24, 500 substances by yesterday’s deadline. "This is a perfect start for the International Year of Chemistry,” says Geert Dancet, executive director of ECHA. “ CLP notifications will be used to create a classification and labelling inventory that will facilitate the harmonisation of chemicals safety data across the chemicals industry. “The main objective of CLP is that...

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