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 .