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Danish MAL code

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The Danish MAL code was established for promoting protection of workers dealing with paints, coatings and similar products.

Any covered product, if used for professional purposes in Denmark, has to show the MAL code on the package and in the Safety Data Sheet.

These products are relevant for the MAL code:

  • Paints, car varnish, similar coatings
  • Glues (adhesives and organic solvents used with glues) for fixing parts:
    • for construction works
    • in car finishing and car repair
  • Fillers, joint sealings and putty used:
    • for construction works
    • in car finishing and car repair
  • Printing inks and similar products used in printing processes
  • Thinners used for above working processes
  • Cleaners, degreasers and more products used for cleaning up after above working processes

A MAL code consists of 2 figures with a hyphen in between, e.g. 3-5.

The figure on the left of the hyphen characterises the necessary protective measures regarding protection against inhalative exposure and is calculated from composition of the product, volatility of the ingredients and their occupational exposure limit values.

The figure on the right of the hyphen characterises the necessary protective measures regarding protection against other routes of exposure such as skin exposure, eye exposure or ingestion.

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Eurofins offers to perform the calculation and, if necessary, testing for that purpose. Eurofins also can help to find your way towards Danish Product Register for chemical products.

The MAL served as inspiration for similar systems, such as German GISCODE for construction products.

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