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What is CEPE?

Established in 1951, CEPE, the European Council of the Paint, Printing Ink and Artists‘ Colours Industry is the sole trade association representing the interests of the coatings sector at European level.

How do we work?

CEPE has established Working Groups in which members discuss EU policies and identify the priorities and actions to be undertaken vis-à-vis the European institutions.

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Standards

CEPE & EDRA statement: Poison Centres harmonisation
The implementation of Annex VIII CLP warrants a postponement

On 13 November 2020, the European Commission (EC) published two delegated acts on Annex VIII to the Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP Regulation) in the EU Official Journal. These acts are the EC response to the identified workability issues following the Poison Centres harmonisation in 2017 and offer some sector specific solutions for i.e. bespoke paints formulated at the Point of Sale (mostly in DIY Stores). The acts will apply as of 1 January 2021. The short deadline makes compliance very difficult and for many companies impossible.

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3500

Million tons of waterbase paint

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85
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Of EU Market

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110000

Direct jobs in the industry

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1700

Million economic value