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European chemical Substances Information System (ESIS)

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The ESIS (European chemical Substances Information System) database is a complex, heterogeneous information system which provides information on chemicals. It includes the elements listed below.
(Please note that the databases marked with two asterisks ** will be taken over by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), which will also ensure the further updates).

    • EINECS (European Inventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances),
    • ELINCS (European List of Notified Chemical Substances),
    • NLP (No-Longer Polymers),
    • BPD (Biocidal Products Directive) active substances,
    • **PBT (Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic) or vPvB (very Persistent and very Bioaccumulative),
    • CLP/GHS (Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances and mixtures), CLP implements the Globally harmonised System (GHS),
    • Export and Import of Dangerous Chemicals,
    • **HPVCs (High Production Volume Chemicals) and LPVCs (Low Production Volume Chemicals), including EU Producers/Importers lists,
    • **IUCLID Chemical Data Sheets, OECD-IUCLID Export Files, EUSES Export Files,
    • **Priority Lists, Risk Assessment process and tracking system in relation to Council Regulation (EEC) 793/93 also known as Existing Substances Regulation (ESR).

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