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The SCIP is the European database set up to comply with the European Parliament Directive 2018/851 on Waste which contains information on those substances of very high concern, indicated with the acronym SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern), present in individual articles or in complex objects.
Directive 2018/851 provides that, starting from January 5, 2021, companies that supply articles containing SVHC in concentrations higher than 0.1% w / w must notify these articles to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
The SCIP notification ensures that information on articles containing SVHC is available throughout the entire life cycle of products and materials, even in the waste disposal phase.
Furthermore, the database:
- aims to reduce the hazardous substances contained in waste;
- encourages the replacement of these substances with safer alternatives;
- contributes to improving the circular economy by helping waste managers to ensure that these substances are not present in recycled materials.
The information contained in the SCIP database is made available to the public, in particular to waste managers and consumers.
Who needs to submit a SCIP notification?
The SCIP notification concerns all complex articles / objects placed on the EU market containing a SVHC in a concentration greater than 0.1% w / w and must be submitted by:
- manufacturers and assemblers;
- distributor and other actors in the supply chain based in the EU.
SDS AND CLP CLASSIFICATION
The CLP regulation (EC No. 1272/2008) has, among others, the purpose of ensuring that the hazards presented by chemicals and mixtures are clearly communicated to professionals and consumers through correct labeling and safety data sheets (SDS). . The provisions on safety data sheets are included in the REACH regulation (EC No. 1907/2006).
SDS – Safety Data Sheet
The SDS represents an information document with legal value that the supplier of a dangerous substance or mixture (manufacturer / importer / responsible company) must necessarily transmit to the recipient when he is a professional.
To ensure the confidentiality of your trade secrets, we create the SDS internally thanks to our experts and not through third-party suppliers. The SDSs are made on the basis of the formula of each individual flavor and nicotine variant, and in the languages of the country of destination of the product.
The classification of the mixtures is carried out on the basis of the qualitative-quantitative formula of the product. It identifies the type and hazard class of each substance or mixture and is the responsibility of the manufacturers or importers.
Correct classification is necessary to identify the hazard statements: risk phrases H, safety advice P and the standard pictograms to be shown on the labels.
UFI AND PCN NOTIFICATION
The UFI code is the new mandatory element that has been introduced on the labels of dangerous mixtures starting from the beginning of 2021. UFI is the acronym for Unique Formula Identifier; is an alphanumeric code consisting of 16 characters that uniquely identifies a mixture at European level and links it to the specific information transmitted through the harmonized notification.
This information is forwarded to the poison centers (PCN notification – Poison Center Notification), facilitating consultation by citizens or medical personnel in case of need.
In order to make a PCN notification it is necessary to provide the complete chemical composition of the mixture and the toxicological information of the mixture / final product, in the form of a compliant SDS, in all the languages of the recipient countries of the notification.