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.
Product categories excluded from the EuPCS are those exempted from CLP or Annex VIII obligations, such as medicinal products, veterinary medicinal products, cosmetic products, medical devices, food or feeding stuffs, gases under pressure and explosives.
An EuPCS practical guide is available to further assist industry with the categorisation of mixtures according to the intended use.
The EuPCS is maintained by ECHA and subject to change. Version 1.0 is currently only available in English.
Requesting a change to the EuPCS
The EuPCS is a dynamic system that needs to reflect legislative changes, industry needs, as well as the requirements for poison centres and appointed bodies. To ensure that the EuPCS reflects all users’ needs, requests for changes, accompanied by supporting justification from the relevant industry or sector association, can be submitted using the updated ECHA contact form.