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EU Detergent Regulation

Meet the requirements of EU Detergent Regulation (EC) No 648/2004 with quality assurance and performance services from SGS.

Manufacturers must ensure the correct classification, labeling and packaging of detergents before placing them on the market within the EU. Our services can help you to ensure the quality, safety, efficacy and regulatory compliance of your products. Our laboratories and field operations offer tailor-made solutions to meet your chemical, physical, microbiological, ecotoxicological and claim support needs.

Regulatory framework

The EU Detergent Regulation is supplemented by several key regulations and directives. We can assist your compliance to all, including:

  • Regulation (EU) No 259/2012 amending  Regulation (EC) No 648/2004 as regards the use of phosphates, other phosphorus compounds in laundry and dishwasher detergents
  • Biocides Regulation (EU) 528/2012
  • Directive 75/324/EEC on aerosol dispensers
  • Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste
  • Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 REACH
  • GPSD 2001/95/EC
  • Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 CLP on the Classification, Labeling and Packaging of substances and mixtures

Products covered

  • Air fresheners: sprays, aerosols, in-car
  • Dishwashing Products: hand/automatic, dishwashing additives
  • Laundry Care: laundry detergents (hand wash/automatic), fabric softeners, carpet cleaners
  • Laundry aids: spot and stain removers, anti-dye transfer sheets, color safe laundry bleach, curtain care, starch/ironing aids
  • Surface Care: multi-purpose cleaners, cleaners for ovens, window/glass, kitchen, floor, bathroom, descalers, drain openers, scouring agents, household antiseptics/disinfectants, household care wipes and floor cleaning systems
  • Toilet Care Products: in-cistern devices, rim blocks and liquids, foams, tablets
  • Bleach
  • Home insecticides

At any stage of the development and production process, our detergent and household product experts can devise a program of activity, including one, some or all of the following:

  • Product testing
  • Claim support/performance testing
  • Packaging testing
  • Consultancy services
  • Audits & inspections

We can fulfill all your testing, certification, technical assistance, audit, inspection and verification needs. Contact your local SGS office for more details.

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