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To ensure a successful PCN notification, the accuracy and completeness of the information are crucial. Here's a breakdown of the data required for a successful PCN notification: 

# List of required information


Company Information
Company name, address, postal code, city, country, tax identification number with relevant letters.


Safety Data Sheet
The safety data sheet must comply with Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 and should be submitted in the official language of the country where the product is being registered. You can check here which countries accept English and which do not.


Section 3 Data of the Safety Data Sheet
Information in Section 3 must be correctly provided: EC and/or CAS and/or REACH numbers, the exact concentration of the substance (%, ppm, g/L), and the classification and labeling of the substance in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008. If there are threshold values for substances, these should also be included.
The minimum possible total concentration of substances is 70%, and the maximum possible is 100%.


Section 9 Data of the Safety Data Sheet
Mandatory information in Section 9 includes pH values, solubility in water, color.


ECHA Account
Since PCN notifications are made through the ECHA portal, you'll need a username and password to access your ECHA account. If you don't have one, the Bens Consulting team can create it for you.


Contact Person's Name in the Company
The contact person will be the point of contact for any further inquiries from the Poison Centre regarding the product. .


Additional Product Code
If your product is labeled with a unique product code, please provide that number.


Product Use
Specify whether the product's use is industrial, general, or professional. Multiple uses can be listed simultaneously.


Packaging and Packaging Units
For each product, details about the packaging (bottle, plastic container, cartridge, etc.) and the packaging unit (g, mL, etc.) are needed.


Registration Countries
Indicate the countries where you intend to register the product (EU, EEA, EU/EEA).


Now, if you feel you could use our help then feel free to send an e-mail, and we will provide you with expert assistance. This will save you a significant amount of time, effort, and potential challenges during the PCN notification process.

Information on this blog is prepared with utmost care, but it is not about (chemical) consulting, and the provider does not assume any responsibility or liability for the correctness, accuracy and up-to-dateness of published content. If you need advice for a specific case, you can write to us at
UFI / PCN | October 16, 2023

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