KRONOS’ powder grades have been tested using the EN15051-2 method. The results show that KRONOS titanium dioxide products do not meet the “1% or more of particles with aerodynamic diameter of ≤ 10 µm” criteria set forth in the Regulation and are therefore not classified under this Regulation. Although our products do not meet the criteria for classification, KRONOS will voluntarily apply dust warnings on its packaging and update our Safety Data Sheets and Product Stewardship Sheets to include aerodynamic diameter information.
The Regulation adopted by the European Union classifies the form of titanium dioxide meeting specific aerodynamic diameter criteria, as a suspected carcinogen (Category 2) via inhalation under its Regulation 2020/217, 14th adaption to technical progress (ATP), Annex VI under the Classification, Labelling and Packaging Law (CLP). The Regulation comes into full effect on October 1, 2021. KRONOS strongly disagrees with this regulatory action and believes it is not based on credible science. Nevertheless, KRONOS has diligently taken steps to comply with the Regulation, including extensive testing of our products.