Classification of Titanium Dioxide under the EU CLP Regulation

On February 18, 2020 the European Union published the delegated regulation classifying certain powder titanium dioxide (TiO2) and powder mixtures containing TiO2 as a suspected carcinogen (Category 2) via inhalation under its EU Regulation No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packing (CLP) of substances and mixtures. The regulation mandates that by October 1, 2021 hazard labels will be required on certain TiO2 powder products and certain powder mixtures containing TiO2 put on the market in the European Union.

This classification of TiO2 is not based on new science but instead on older scientifically questioned animal test data. Other studies and extensive data, including separate epidemiologic studies of TiO2 workers, have shown no TiO2 specific links to cancer. KRONOS intends to comply with the new requirements including working with customers and other stakeholders on compliance matters, as appropriate. For more information please go to