European Product Categorisation System
The harmonised product categorisation system
The European product categorisation system (EuPCS) is used to describe ‘the intended use of a mixture’ for which a submission has to be made according to Article 45 and Annex VIII of the CLP Regulation. Examples of intended uses include the use as an adhesive, as a decorative paint, or as a dishwashing detergent.
Version 3 (October 2021) is available in 23 EU languages.
The EuPCS practical guide is available to further assist industry with the categorisation of mixtures according to the intended use. The practical guide also includes a version history of the EuPCS.
- EuPCS practical guide [PDF] [EN]
Requesting a change to the EuPCS
The EuPCS is maintained by ECHA and subject to change. Requests for change need to be accompanied by supporting justification from the relevant industry or sector association, and can be submitted using the ECHA contact form.
All change requests are consulted with the EuPCS focus group and are accommodated in the PCN format on an annual basis in October.