Warning: possible exclusion of Pyrethrins and Pyrethroids as active substances in biocidal products
Under the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) Pyrethrins or Pyrethroids as active substances in biocidal products have been redefined as ‘Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium, extract from open and mature flowers of Tanacetum cinerariifolium obtained with hydrocarbon solvents’. The Article 95 list has been amended accordingly.
Therefore, Pyrethrins and Pyrethroids are not currently supported by an active substance dossier, and will only remain in the Review Programme if the open invitation to take on the role of participant for that substance, published on ECHA’s website and valid until 9 November 2018, is met by an interested party.
Substance approval decision / Non-inclusion decision
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) :
This active substance will be approved for use in biocidal products of Product Types 2 and 4 , on 1 November 2019. Biocidal products containing this active substance will therefore need to obtain EU BPR authorisation if they are to remain on the market. (Read more...)
Substances open for Notification
21 September is the deadline for stakeholders to notify for the active substances silver sodium hydrogen zirconium phosphate (product-type 1) and PHMB (1415;4.7) (product-types 3, 9 and 11), and get them approved in the biocides review programme.
Approval of insecticides, attractants, and repellents
The Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) intends to decide on approval or non-approval for the following active substances, which are under review for product types 18 and 19, before the end of this year. (Read more...)
The Biocidal Products Comitee (BPC) has supported the approval of active chlorine generated from sodium chloride by electrolysis for disinfectants (product-types 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5) and active chlorine released from hypochlorous acid for disinfectants (product-types 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5). (Read more...)
Sodium hypochlorite approval date
The approval date for sodium hypochlorite, CAS-No. 7681-52-9, or “active chlorine released from sodium hypochlorite” as an active substance in biocidal products is getting closer (01.01.2019). After approval date, biocidal products containing sodium hypochlorite must in be authorized. Contact us to find out whether an exception applies for your product or to get information on procedure and costs.