Safe detergents on the European market
Regulation (EC) 648/2004
on the European
Regulation (EC) 648/2004 establishes the rules that detergents and surfactants used in detergents must meet in order to be placed on the market in Europe, thus ensuring a high level of protection of the environment and human health.
Surfactants and detergents containing surfactants must comply with the criteria for final aerobic biodegradation laid down in the Detergents Regulation. Otherwise, manufacturers of these products at industrial or institutional level may request a derogation.
The content of phosphate and other phosphorus compounds is also regulated in laundry detergents intended for consumers and in automatic dishwashing detergents intended for consumers, and if they exceed the permitted limit they may not be placed on the market either.
Manufacturers must therefore have documentation of the tests carried out to demonstrate that they comply with all these requirements.
Manufacturers of detergents have to make available to medical personnel or competent authorities an ingredient information sheet, which will be treated as confidential information by any person having access to it, and used only for medical purposes.
This regulation harmonises, without prejudice to the Classification Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation, the rules on the additional labelling of detergents, including perfume allergens, and obliges manufacturers who commercialise products for sale to the public to have a list of ingredients on a website accessible to all consumers free of charge.
We put all our knowledge of detergent products at your disposal to ensure you commercialise your products responsibly.
Diagnosis We determine your company’s obligations under Regulation (EC) 648/2004 to assess the current level of compliance and define the appropriate strategy to meet them.
Ingredients information sheet We prepare the ingredients sheet of each of your products for the medical staff, so that, in the event of an accident, you can provide it as soon as possible, as established in the Regulations.
Biodegradability, phosphate and phosphorus compounds content tests. We take care of the management of the tests necessary to certify that your products meet the requirements of the regulation.
Detergent labelling and ingredient list We determine the labelling information required for the commercialisation of your detergents in the European Union and prepare the list of ingredients for you to share on your website.
Consultancy Based on our personalized advice, we can solve your queries efficiently and conveniently – and become your trusted ally offering a speedy resolution when you are in doubt.