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Biocides e-bulletin: Biocides Regulation 528/2012 (EU BPR) – Biocidal Products Committee adopts 10 opinions on active substances

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Biocides Regulation 528/2012 (EU BPR) – Biocidal Products Committee adopts 10 opinions on active substances in October 2017

At its 22nd meeting (3 – 4 October 2017) the Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) adopted opinions supporting the approval of three active substances for use in biocidal products used as disinfectants and preservatives, and the non-approval of 2 active substances used as disinfectants and preservatives. The approved active substances are:

  • Chlorophene for product type 2.
  • Azoxystrobin for product types 7, 9 and 10.
  • Polyhexamethylene biguanide hydrochloride with a mean number – average molecular weight (Mn) of 1415 and a mean polydispersity (PDI) of 4.7 (PHMB (1415; 4.7) for product types 2 and 4.

The non-approved active substances are:

  • Chlorophene for product type 3.
  • Polyhexamethylene biguanide hydrochloride with a mean number – average molecular weight (Mn) of 1415 and a mean polydispersity (PDI) of 4.7 (PHMB (1415; 4.7) for product types 1, 5 and 6.

The adopted opinions will serve as a basis for final decision-making by the European Commission and the Member States.

For more information, for example on the safe use(s) that have been identified during the active substance evaluation, please see the News alert.

Details of previous BPC active substance opinions can be found on the ECHA website.


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