The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified carbon black in Group 2B (may cause cancer in humans). The IARC classification is based on sufficient evidence in animals and in adequate evidence based on human health studies. However, it has been demonstrated, with reasonable scientific certainty, that the specific mechanism of tumor induction by carbon black in animals (specifically, rats) is not relevant to humans. We continue to believe that carbon black does not present a health hazard when handled in accordance with good housekeeping and safe workplace.
At present neither Consortium nor the Only Representative possess no information that allows to classify the carbon black as hazardous substance under Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS - UNECE, 2005), Directive 67/548/EEC and REACH Regulation (EC) No.1907/2006, therefore carbon black isn’t subject to special labeling and packaging (under CLP Regulation (EC) No.1272/2008).
Information about Substances of Very High Concern SVHC
(Candidate list on 12.01.17)
To the best of our knowledge carbon black produced by our company does not contain any of the substances mentioned on Candidate listat concentration greater than 0,1% (w/w).
For submitting notification about the compliance of the supplied product with REACH requirements to SVHC it is necessary to send the corresponding inquiry to the Only Representative.
Information about Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
We draw your attention to the fact that SDS development is exclusively our good initiative, since according to REACH Regulation SDS must not be provided for substances not classified as hazardous.
Most current version of Safety Data Sheet is presented below. In case of discrepancies between data presented in SDS in English and other languages one should give preference to English version.