Anwendungsvorsorge

When this pictogram is used, the list of ingredients and the precautions at use are to be found on a separate medium, be it on the packaging or on attached notice.

  • Life span

Period After Opening (PAO)
This pictogram is compulsory when the product can be used for a longer period than 30 months after its production date. In this case, the usage period is inscribed in the pictogram. 

'Best before' date
This pictogram refers to the minimal usage period within with the product preserves its original functions, without modifications and without becoming a health risk. This pictogram is compulsory when a product can be used for more than 30 months after its production date.

'Use by' date
This pictogram refers to the minimal usage period within with the product preserves its original functions, without modifications and without becoming a health risk. This pictogram is compulsory when a product can be used for more than 30 months after its production date.

  • Safety at use

These pictograms are used on the packaging of detergents.

They indicate which precautions have to be taken to assure a safe manipulation of the product, to neutralise the main risks at use.

  • Dangers

The CLP regulation (Classification, Labelling and Packaging) is meant to depict in a clear way to the workers and consumers in the EU the dangers linked to the manipulation of chemicals, by classification and labelling of the chemical products.