New Hazard Classification in Europe (CLP)

CLP is an European Union's regulation that aligns the EU system of Classification, Labeling and Packaging of chemical products to the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System (GHS).

By June 1, 2015, all chemical products sold in Europe have to be reclassified and labeled according to this regulation. Henkel Adhesive Technologies will ensure compliance of all its products sold in Europe with the CLP requirements on time.

 What will change:  NO impact on:
  • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for Henkel products due to new classifications of raw materials
  • Content of the label of Henkel products
  • Outer packaging of Henkel products
  • Product composition and chemical formulation
  • All approvals and certifications

What‘s new under CLP?


The CLP regulation introduced new hazard pictograms. The diamond-shaped pictograms indicate the nature of the hazard(s) associated with the use of a hazardous product.

Hazard statements

Is a phrase assigned to a hazard class and category that describes the nature of the hazards of a hazardous product, including, where appropriate, the degree of hazard.


Signal word

Indicates the relative level of severity of hazards to alert the reader to a potential hazard of the product: “Danger” for more severe and “Warning” for less severe hazards.

Precautionary statements

Indicate how to handle the product safely and what measures you should take if you are exposed to the product by accident.


For more information on the CLP regulation implementation at Henkel, please download our presentation below or contact your Henkel sales or customer service representative.


New Hazard Classification in Europe (CLP)

For detailed information on the CLP regulation, please visit European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) website: