From 1 December 2010, all pure substances must be classified according to the CLP rules. In principle, this means that the available data for each individual substance must be evaluated according to the new classification criteria.
To ease the workload for the companies, the legislation includes a translation table, which may be used for substances, which have already been classified according to the old rules and placed on the market before 1 December 2010. Until 1 June 2015, the table may also be used for substances and mixtures, which have already been classified according to the old rules and placed on the market.
In some cases, the use of the translation table for a substance or a mixture will give a different classification compared to the evaluation according to the CLP criteria. It is not allowed to use the table for substances and mixtures, which are not classified according to the old rules. Such substances and mixtures must be evaluated in accordance with the new criteria.

How to use DHI’s translation tool

Type in an R-phrase and see which CLP classification it can be translated to. The classification consists of a hazard class, a hazard category and a hazard statement (H-statement). You will also be informed which of the new hazard pictograms belongs to the classification. Please note that many of the physical-chemical classifications cannot be translated directly. This requires test data.