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25 Apr

PCN and SDS creation go hand in hand

By |2022-05-12T12:11:01+02:0025 April 2022|SDB-Profi, PCN|

Both the European Product Notification (PCN) and the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) provide information on hazards of dangerous substances. But they do this with different objectives. Nevertheless, there are many similarities, which is why the PCN and SDS creation work well together. They even have to be identical in some aspects. Aim of the

13 Apr

What does the expertise for safety data sheets include?

By |2022-04-13T15:05:27+02:0013 April 2022|SDB-Profi|

The preparation of safety data sheets (SDS) requires expertise in safety data sheets. This is completely independent of the method and software used to create the SDS. But what does this expertise mean and who needs it at all? The law is very general here, but there are sources with more detailed information about

12 Apr

The contents of the REACH Regulation for safety data sheet creators

By |2022-04-14T10:34:59+02:0012 April 2022|SDB-Profi|

Anyone involved in the preparation of safety data sheets cannot avoid the REACH Regulation [1]. Although the REACH Regulation is mainly relevant for manufacturers or importers of pure substances, it also contains important content for manufacturers of mixtures. The REACH Regulation consists mainly of annexes. In today's blog post, I would like to tell

28 Mar

Toxicity data for the safety data sheet

By |2022-03-30T15:54:51+02:0028 March 2022|SDB-Profi|

Toxicity data for the safety data sheet are not the easiest topic for SDS creation. But toxicity data are not only used and referenced by experts in sections 11 and 12. They also affect the classification calculation of your own mixture. Because of that, I summarise different sources and ways to get these requested

1 Mar

Qualifications for the creation of safety data sheets (SDS)

By |2022-04-14T12:12:17+02:001 March 2021|SDB-Profi|

If you produce hazardous substances or mixtures, you also have to create safety data sheets (SDS). But who is actually allowed to create these safety data sheets? Which qualifications are required for this? And where can you find information on how to create them? Information on safety data sheets Especially when creating safety data

1 Feb

Substances and mixtures in safety data sheets (SDS)

By |2021-03-22T11:14:07+01:001 February 2021|SDB-Profi|

What is the difference between substances and mixtures in safety data sheets? This question is harder to answer than it might seem at first glance. In some substance safety data sheets (SDS), Section 3 lists multiple ingredients (also called "components" in the law). On the other hand, some mixture safety data sheets only specify

21 Sep

REACH Regulation: The difference between distributor and downstream user

By |2021-03-22T10:46:46+01:0021 September 2020|SDB-Profi, GefStoff-Profi|

With the upcoming Product Change Notification (2021), the question about the difference between distributor and downstream user arises again. After all, distributors have quite different obligations. For better understanding, I will provide a short summary of the definition of downstream users under REACH before addressing the differences. Downstream users under REACH Chemicals are not

29 Jun

Translation of substances in safety data sheets (SDS)

By |2022-04-14T12:11:55+02:0029 June 2020|SDB-Profi|

Do substances actually have to be translated in safety data sheets? The short answer: Yes. But where can you source substance names in different languages? Translation of substances as an obligation (product identifier) In accordance with Section 31(5) of the REACH Regulation, the safety data sheet must be made available in an official language of

22 Jun

Information department in safety data sheets (SDS)

By |2022-04-14T12:11:15+02:0022 June 2020|SDB-Profi|

An information department should be specified in every safety data sheet (SDS) There are legal requirements for this. Especially in companies which are moving from a national safety data sheet into the inter-European area, suppliers often ask me about the changes in the information department. What does department providing information mean? Information departments are national

25 May

Safety data sheets – “Chinese whispers” along the supply chain

By |2021-03-04T10:21:49+01:0025 May 2020|SDB-Profi, GefStoff-Profi|

There can be a long supply chain between the raw materials and finished products in the chemical industry, in which the existing materials are also processed further. Every safety data sheet summarises all the information that has to be transferred along this supply chain. But understandably, not everyone is fully familiar with everything. Have you

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