Corrositex® Results – Can I use these test results for GHS and Transportation classification purposes?

 In Laboratory Services, Product Safety

By: Kirsten Alcock, Manager of Product Safety, email

When asked to create a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) or provide Transportation Consulting for my clients, I always ask if there is any data they have on the product as a whole. It is necessary to get a clear picture of the product. Having this test data can help prove the appropriate for the product not only for GHS SDS creation but also for transportation.

Over the years, there has been a push for companies not to test on animals. It is very clear that this trend will continue into the future so it is important to know which tests are acceptable to use for your classifications. Health Canada is asked to look into new tests that are up and coming to determine what they would find acceptable in lieu of actually testing on live animals.

Corrositex® is one of those tests that you can use to help classify your products for not only Safety Data Sheet (SDS) preparation but also for transportation. Corrositex® (OECD 435) can be used to test and classify a product for skin corrosion. It is a validated OECD In Vitro method that Dell Tech has offered our clients for many years now.  This particular test does not use live animals but instead uses a membrane barrier to determine if your product is ‘corrosive to skin’.

Dell Tech and Corrositex® can help you:

  • Remove the corrosive symbol from your product SDS and GHS label,
  • Remove the corrosive symbol from your shipping boxes,
  • Save money and time by lowering packing and shipping costs,
  • Downgrade your packing group enabling you to ship larger quantities using current shipping exemptions,
  • Avoid controversial animal testing.

Many of Dell Tech Clients have been delighted over the years to see their GHS classification go from 1C and even 1B to non-corrosive.

Please note that the requirement to test for Metal Corrosion may still be present depending on your chemicals. Dell Tech can also test for this in-house. We are your one-stop-shop for your SDS and testing.

If you would like more information on our Corrositex®, Metal Corrosion Testing and/or SDS and Transportation consulting services, let us know.

Dell Tech
Kirsten Alcock, B.Sc. (Hons) 
Manager, Product Safety Group

Dell Tech has provided professional, confidential consulting services to the chemical specialty

industry in Canada, the USA, Europe, and Asia for the last 40 years.

Contact us today for more information.

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