When selecting dyes, colorants, and pigment dispersions to use in your products, regulations need to be considered.
Consider where you plan on selling your product because requirements differ based on the country and/or continent. The contents of each colorant need to be accepted by the relevant regulatory board:
- TSCA, USA
- DSL, Canada
- EINECS, Europe
- AICS, Australia
- KECL, Korea
- IECSC, China
- PICCS, Philippines
- NZIoC, New Zealand
- ENCS/MITI, Japan
Food & Drug Administration
- for food, drugs, and cosmetics.
- where cosmetic claims are made, such as “moisturizing” or “deodorizing”.
- where antibacterial claims are made.
- when your product may come in direct contact with food.
Specific dyes, colorants, and pigment dispersions need to be used if you are applying for a certification such as Green Seal and Safer Choice (formerly Designed for the Environment).