Other packaging symbols
Apart from the safety symbols, other symbols can be found on the packaging. These may be legally prescribed symbols as well as symbols that have been mutually agreed upon by certain branches of industry.
United States (USA)
A regulation that applies solely to the United States and not to Europe is that colouring materials for artists have to be screened according to the ASTM standard D4236. This standard has been included in American legislation and describes the way a product is assessed to determine whether it poses a danger to health. The packaging of such products should be supplied with a Conformance Statement which indicates that the product meets this standard.
In relation to this, Royal Talens is a member of the Art & Creative Materials Institute (ACMI). As part of the certification programme of this institute, the Royal Talens products are examined by a toxicologist in accordance with the above ASTM norm. As quality mark the products have one of the following ACMI seals. The Conformance Statement is added below these seals.
Products with the AP seal (Approved Product) seal are certified as being non-hazardous.
Products with the CL seal (Cautionary Labelling) seal come with a warning. This product can be used safely if the safety recommendations are followed.