Each batch of product manufactured and supplied by Magnaflux EMEA carries a unique batch number. For bulk products, the batch number consists of seven digits. For aerosol products, the batch number consists of six digits. In both cases, the first two digits represent the year of manufacture (for example, 15 = 2015) and the third and fourth digits give the month of manufacture (for example, 07 = July).
Some products that we supply are manufactured by Magnaflux in the US: 14A, MG 410, 1 Grey and 8A Red). The US batch numbering system is different and consists of five numbers and a letter – for example, 12K112. The first two digits represent the year of manufacture and the letter represents the month of manufacture (A = January, B = February, C = March, D = April, E = May, F = June, G = July, H = August, J = September, K = October, L = November, M = December). So the batch number 12K112 indicates that the product was manufactured in October 2012.
On our batch inspection certificates, bulk product labels and aerosol labels. you will also see reference to the ‘Best Before End’ (BBE) date. This date refers to the shelf life of unopened product. More information on this can be found in our Shelf Life statement.