BIOCIDAL PRODUCTS DIRECTIVE
The aim of the BPR is to harmonize
the European rules for biocidal products and their active substances. Through risk assessment it intends
to provide a high level of protection for people, animals and the environment and to ensure that products are sufficiently effective against the target species.
The BPR stipulates a two-step process, in which the active substance evaluation is followed by a product authorization of individual biocidal products.
Biocidal products from Evonik containing peracetic acid and hydrogen peroxide fulfil the obligations of the European Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) (EU) No. 528/2012 and will therefore be actively supported in the product registration under the BPR. In the transitional period the existing biocidal products are marketed with existing national biocidal registrations.
Article 95 of the BPR regulates the transitional measures for placing active substances or individual biocidal products containing these active substances on the market. For this purpose, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published a list of companies that have submitted a dossier in support of an active substance under the review program for existing substances.
As a member of the Cefic Hydrogen Peroxide Sub Group and Cefic Peracetic Acid Registration Group, Evonik has supported hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid as active substances in the framework of the BPR. Thus, Evonik fulfils the obligations according to article 95 and is listed on the above-mentioned list of active substance suppliers.
Evonik does an EU-wide biocidal product registration. Please contact us if you have any questions or need support with your registration.