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The chemical industry has always been a vital part of the global economy, and with the increasing emphasis on safety and environmental regulations, labelling standards and practices have become an integral component of the sector.

The latest European Union’s proposed CLP label changes are set to cause uncertainty in the chemical sector, and as Hibiscus prepares for the ChemUk 2023 Expo, we are also taking steps to prepare for the upcoming changes.


ChemUk 2023

This years ChemUk is taking place on the 10th and 11th of May, 2023, at the NEC in Birmingham, and is one of the most important events in the chemical industry calendar.

As the event approaches, Hibiscus is preparing to showcase its comprehensive range of labelling solutions, which are designed to meet the ever-increasing demand for compliant and accurate chemical labelling.  With decades of experience in the field, Hibiscus understands the importance of compliance and we are using this years event as an excellent opportunity to inform our customers about the latest labelling developments.

A key topic that will be on the agenda is the proposed changes to the EU Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) regulations which will see major changes to chemical labelling and could have a significant impact on the chemical industry.  Hibiscus is taking steps to ensure that they are fully prepared for the new requirements – the company has been closely monitoring the proposed changes and is also hosting a CHCS Webinar in order enable the industry to stay ahead of the curve.


Background – Proposed CLP Label Changes

On 19th December 2022, the European Commission proposed a revision to the Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Chemicals (CLP) regulations and introduced new hazard classes for endocrine disruptors and other harmful substances.  However, it is the proposed changes to label formatting under the proposal that could have far wider implications for much of the chemical industry. 

These proposed amendments, aimed at improving the communication of chemical hazards, include significant changes such as minimum font sizes and line-spacing as well as changes to the layout of labels.  

The introduction of these new labelling requirements would mean that chemical manufacturers and distributors would need to update the labels on their packaging when selling chemicals on the EU market.

With the proposed changes set to transform the chemical labelling sector,  it is essential for companies to stay informed and Hibiscus is well-positioned to help its customers navigate this complex and rapidly evolving landscape.  As part of this commitment, Hibiscus will be hosting a CHCS (Chemical Hazards Communication Society) webinar which will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the proposed changes and what they mean for the chemical industry.

This webinar will be of interest to a wide audience – especially those involved in, or responsible for, the EU regulatory compliance of chemicals and the compliance of supply labelling and safety data sheets. 


CHCS Webinar

Hibiscus Plc will be hosting the webinar, on the 20th April 2023, 14:00 15:15 BST 

This webinar will provide an overview of the proposed key changes including, obligatory formatting rules for labelsthe wider use of fold-out labels and digital labelling, and discussing the challenges faced by chemical companies under the new proposal.

Registration:  The webinar is free of charge for members of CHCS, BADGP and SCHC. If you are interested in attending, but not a member of these organisations, you can JOIN CHCS and then register, free-of-charge. 

To register please visit the registration page: Webinar: Overview of the Key Labelling Changes Proposed Under CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 & The Challenges These Pose for the Chemical Industry.  You will receive an email of confirmation and then an email from GoToWebinar explaining how to join the event on the day. 



As companies begin to adapt to the proposed EU CLP label changes, Hibiscus’s expertise will ensure that its customers receive the highest quality labelling solutions that meet the latest regulatory requirements.

At the ChemUK Expo, visitors will be able to see firsthand how our labels meet the highest levels of compliance and how they can improve their in-house labelling procedures. The company’s team of experts will be on hand to answer any questions about the new EU CLP regulation and how it may impact their business.

Join Hibiscus at ChemUk, Stand L86, 10th and 11th May.

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