22 November 2010

ECFIA Labelling Policy

Further to entry into force of REACH and CLP

In line with the new REACH and CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008, ECFIA members have agreed on the following labelling policy for High Temperature Insulation Wools (HTIW). This policy supersedes the old version based on provisions contained in Directive 67/548/EEC.

Alkaline Earth Silicate Wool (AES) Products

ECFIA members have agreed that no label is necessary for AES products. However, a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is available directly from your supplier.

Alumino Silicate Wool/
Refractory Ceramic Fibres (ASW/RCF) Products

ECFIA recommends that all ASW/RCF products are labelled using the voluntary “Attention label” which can be downloaded from this website. [Download]

In addition, ASW/RCF products considered as substances or mixtures must be labelled according to the CLP Regulation. The regulatory CLP label can be downloaded from this website. [Download]

A description of ECFIA´s labelling policy for ASW/RCF products can be downloaded from this website (available in English only). [Download]

A Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is available directly from your supplier.

Polycrystalline Wool (PCW) Products

Polycrystalline Wools are not required to be labelled under the CLP Regulation and this is reflected in the REACH registration. However, the content of a voluntary label was agreed, the application of which is discretionary. The label can be downloaded from this website. [Download]

A Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is available directly from your supplier .