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E-liquid industry regulations – REACH and CLP

REACH and CLP are two European Union regulations that apply to the chemical industry in general. However, as e-liquids are part of the chemical industry, they also fall under REACH and CLP. Let’s take a closer look at them, as they are among the most important e-liquid industry regulations. If you would like to learn more about the industry regulations or requirements, click the following links: TPD regulationspharmacopeia qualitystorage and handling requirements.

1. E-liquid industry regulations – REACH

What is REACH?

REACH is one of the most important regulations of the European Union. It concerns a lot of chemical substances and affects many producers, importers, and downstream users. REACH has also an impact on our everyday […]

PureNic 99+ now fully REACH registered!

We are happy to announce that our pure nicotine is now fully REACH registered, what does it mean? REACH requires all companies manufacturing or importing chemical substances into the European Union in quantities of one tonne or more per year to register these substances with European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in Helsinki. Sales of substances, which have not been pre-registered or registered, to the European market, is illegal. REACH also promotes alternative methods for the hazard assessment of substances in order to reduce the number of tests on animals. To register, a manufacturer must collect and submit all data on the hazardous properties of substances manufactured or imported in quantities above 1 tonne per year. Submitted data is then evaluated by appropriate authorities. Substances of high concern such as carcinogens or mutagens will have to be authorised by ECHA, […]

REACH and CLP summary on the example of PureNic 99+ pure nicotine

Welcome in our third and last article about REACH and CLP. We didn’t have the time and opportunity to talk about all the requirements coming from one of the biggest regulations in EU, but we will try to summarize the most important ones. Let’s do it on the example of our flagship product – PureNic 99+ pure nicotine. When looking at nicotine description on our website, you will find the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) among other documents. SDS is required by REACH and it is supposed to be created for every hazardous substance. Supplier of a substance or mixture has to deliver an SDS to the entity that purchased said product. On our website, you will find the most recent version of the SDS, because this year a new CLP harmonized classification for nicotine has been published. What […]

CLP – what is it? How does it influence nicotine base or e-liquid packaging design?

Welcome again in our series of articles related to REACH and its obligations. Last time we explained what REACH is and today we promised to talk about CLP.

What is CLP then? Does it influence nicotine bases manufacturers?

Again the name of this Regulation comes from the first letters of a phrase: Classification, Labelling, and Packaging. As you know those three issues are very important for the chemical industry. Nowadays it may be obvious that a product composed of chemical substances on a shop shelf has a label informing you about any threats that may be caused by this product. This information and the way we display it on a product is regulated by the CLP. Born on 16 December 2008, it came into force on 20 January 2009, but a […]

What is REACH and why do we talk about it?

Pure nicotine, nicotine bases, and e-liquids manufacturers need to comply to REACH guidelines and regulations. What is REACH? Why is it so important to be REACH compliant? REACH is one of the most important regulations of the European Parliament and of the Council that is already in force in the whole EU from 1 June 2007. It concerns chemical substances and affects many producers, importers and downstream users and also has an impact on our everyday life even if we don’t know about it. For a start lets decode this mysterious name which is an acronym and comes from first letters of this phrase: Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. Decoding of this name immediately shows us what are the main goals and tasks of this (considered by many as difficult and complicated) regulations. The […]


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