New labeling limits for H 317

New labeling limits from early 2020

Products preserved with MIT will have to be labelled with hazard statement H 317 and exclamation mark pictogram from early 2020.


More information about H 317 labelling were presented by our technical marketing manager M. Lamoratta at the European Coatings Show 2017. Click here to see the full video.


Adaptation of the preservation strategy with MIT-free formulations

LANXESS is carefully following the implementation of this new classification and will provide customers with the necessary support to understand the consequences, and assistance in adapting preservation strategies accordingly. As MIT is a key preservative for in-can preservation, a good understanding of the new labelling and legal implementations should allow the industry to overcome the H317 challenge, and to move forward with sensitizer-free combinations. Contact us to test our biocides to prevent H 317 labeling of your products.