New CLP Regulation: What you should know about the UFI code (Unique Formula Identifier)

Since 01.01.2021 the extended CLP regulation for the classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures has come into force.

The new regulation states that manufacturers, importers and downstream users of products containing hazardous mixtures must add a unique formulation identifier to their product labels in the future: the UFI code.

More security through the code

The UFi code is a 16-digit, alphanumeric code that must be applied to the product label according to certain specifications.

But what does this code on the packaging actually do?

Quite simply – it helps in the accurate identification of a hazardous mixture to enable faster initial response by the Poison Control Center. The European Poison Control Centers have stored the most important formulation components of the products for these codes. This means that medical assistance can be provided quickly and in a targeted manner in the event of an emergency. The UFI code can be found on almost all construction chemical products, such as tile adhesives, fillers or reactive sealants. In this way, construction chemicals are making their contribution to better user protection.

The UFI Code at Botament

Botament supported the introduction of the UFI code at an early stage and started implementing it promptly. Therefore, by the end of 2020, all Botament products were already correctly labeled. But even with already delivered goods without UFI code you are safe: in due time all affected products were reported to the BfR (Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) and corresponding data were also transmitted from there to the poison control centers. This means that all the necessary information is available in the appropriate form at all times. For the transition period until 31.12.2024, subsequent marking is therefore not necessary.

 

Please pay attention to the UFI code the next time you use chemical mixtures so that you can find it quickly and safely in an emergency.