Effective 1st June 2015: Reclassification of mineral oils in the EU

Oemeta informs: For all users of cutting and grinding oils, the 1st June 2015 is a key date. From that date, full implementation of the guidelines for the labelling of mixtures containing mineral oil will become obligatory.

For all users of cutting and grinding oils, the 1st June 2015 is a key date. From that date, full implementation of the guidelines for the labelling of mixtures containing mineral oil will become obligatory. Accordingly, all products with a kinematic viscosity (at 40° C) below 20.5 mm2/s must be labelled with the pictogram GHS08 and the Hazard Statement H304: May be fatal if  swallowed and enters airways.

These labelling requirements do not affect products based on ester oils. Oemeta has developed OEMETOL 556, a new low-viscous and non-labelled cutting and grinding oil, which offers both high performance and best possible occupational safety.