Glycol Ethers in Europe are classified according to Regulation EC No. 1272/2008 on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP). As laid out in the regulation, glycol ethers have been assessed against pre-defined criteria using all of the available data, including the results of research work carried out by the producers of these substances.
Please find below the information for EGBE (2-butoxyethanol):
For more information on the classification history please download our overview paper:
OSPA Glycol Ethers product group has issued several information to its downstream users during the regulatory processes.
Downstream Users information on the consequences of the proposed new harmonised classification (CLH) (UPDATE: September 2019)
Downstream User information on the current situation (March 2021)
More recently following the inclusion of EGBE on ATP 18 a FAQ document was developed.
This FAQ sheet provides detailed answers and facts to customers of EGBE (CAS 111-76-2) on the classification of EGBE as Acute Toxicity Category 3 and related restriction on uses