EU Regulation 1907/2006 (REACH) differentiates between substances, mixtures and articles. According to the definition of articles in REACH, the European Writing Instrument Manufacturer’s Association (EWIMA) views writing instruments, markers, etc. as articles. Whilst safety data sheets are not required for articles, they are compulsory for substances and mixtures. For this reason, details in the safety data sheets we provide always refer to the ink alone and not the actual writing instrument.
The edding inks in refill bottles are, by definition, mixtures and edding also provides safety data sheets for these. It should be noted that refill bottles contain a relatively small amount of ink, whereas the safety data sheets are aimed at larger volumes.