Intertek Provides CLP and GHS Regulation Compliance Solutions

    OTTAWA, Aug. 31 /CNW Telbec/ - Intertek, (, the leading
provider of quality and safety services to a wide range of industries, has
expanded its REACH services portfolio by providing comprehensive solutions to
assist companies in complying with CLP, REACH, and GHS regulation
    Intertek provides global expertise to meet the hazardous declaration
requirements of the Classification, Labeling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation
and the REACH Regulation. Intertek can support both the required hazardous
declaration to the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) or updating of Safety Data
Sheets (SDSs) and product labels.
    The European Union's Classification, Labeling and Packaging Regulation
(EC)1272/2008 came into force on January 20, 2009. The CLP regulation is
aligned with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and
Labeling of Chemicals criteria. The CLP regulation compliments, amends and
repeals the classification and labeling section of REACH. Under the CLP
Regulation, the deadline for substance reclassifications is November 30, 2010;
for mixtures, the deadline is May 31, 2015.
    Intertek solutions are based on our vast experience with restricted
materials legislation in the US, Canada, Europe, and China. Intertek's
classification and labeling services include:

    -   Classification of substances to meet the new requirements set out by
        the newly adopted Globally Harmonized System
    -   Safety Data Sheet (SDS) updates to verify that all requirements are
        met and that classification of substances have been properly assigned
    -   Label formulation for compliance with GHS and correspondence with
        safety data sheets

    "Companies are now faced with meeting another requirement with this new
Classification and Labeling regulation," states Dr. Ruud Overbeek, Vice
President of Intertek's Health and Environmental Services, Restricted
Substances and REACH. "Intertek has designed a cost-effective, efficient
solution to help our customers around the globe meet these challenging
    Intertek's experts in global materials restrictions and compliance can
help you keep your products on the market in the EU, USA and worldwide. For
additional information about Intertek's health and environmental services,
please contact our experts directly at or visit

    About Intertek Health & Environmental Services (

    Intertek Health & Environmental Services offers the complete solution for
global, regional, or local compliance, providing sound traceability systems
and strict enforcement of due diligence policies. Intertek does more than
simply help our clients comply, we give them the competitive advantage they
desire. Our Services offer comprehensive solutions for RoHS, Restricted
Substances, CPSIA, REACH, California Proposition 65, Carbon Management, and
Greenhouse Gas reduction, including on-call consulting, testing and analysis,
legal representation, certification, and corporate education appropriate for
all types and levels of business. Intertek Health & Environmental Services is
a leader in global environmental compliance, consulting, technology services
and product stewardship.

    About Intertek (

    Intertek is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a
wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to
testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to
adding value to customers' products and processes, supporting their success in
the global marketplace. Intertek has the expertise, resources and global reach
to support its customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories
and offices and over 24,000 people in more than 100 countries around the
    For further information, visit

For further information:

For further information: North America: Jonathan Hughes, Global Sales
Manager, Tel: (613) 599-3166 ext. 2222, Email:;
Europe: Wilhelm Pfleger, Business Strategy Manager, Tel: +49 (711) 27311-170,
Email:; Asia: Alex Z. Wang, Risk Assessment
Engineer, Tel: +86 (21) 6181-5282, Email:,,

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