New labeling limits for H 317

New labeling limits from May 1, 2020

Products preserved with MIT will have to be labelled with hazard statement H 317 and exclamation mark pictogram from May 1, 2020.   


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 adjusting 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.

More information for paints.

More information for detergents.

Video from presentation at European Coatings Show 2017. Click here to see the full video.