Frequently Asked Questions

  • Introduction

  • What does this change in classification mean for products and formulations (mixtures) that contain L-Lactic acid?

  • What does this change in classification mean for lactic acid powder?

  • Does this change affect the classification of lactic acid with the general CAS# 50-21-5 and the optical isomer D-Lactic acid (CAS# 10326-41-7)?

  • What does this change in classification mean for lactic acid derivatives like lactates, esters, lactylates, PLA, etc.?

  • What happens if I store lactic acid in bulk at my site?

  • What happens if I store packed goods in my warehouse?

  • What is the impact of this change on transport classification?

  • Will Corbion update their REACH dossier?

  • What does this mean for non-European countries?

  • What does the change in classification of L-Lactic acid mean for companies that import lactic acid (as a stand-alone material or in formulations) into Europe?

  • What does this mean for non-European producers of lactic acid selling outside of Europe?

  • What does that mean for packaging of lactic acid?

  • What is EUH071?