Up-to-date: Active chlorine

The date of approval is approaching! The Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) will decide in June 2020 in BPC-35 on the approval or non-approval of “Active chlorine generated from sodium chloride by electrolysis” and “Active chlorine released from hypochlorous acid”, PT1-5. Stay informed about your obligations regarding the authorisation of your products (here)!

The original active substance “Active chlorine produced in situ from the reaction of hypochlorous acid and sodium hypochlorite” was divided into two newly defined active substances.

“Active chlorine generated from sodium chloride by electrolysis” therefore refers to the equipment used to produce active chlorine directly at the place of use.

“Active chlorine released from hypochlorous acid” defines solutions of active chlorine which are produced by electrolysis and then filled and/or transported.

How do you market legally compliant with Article 95 BPR?

Before the redefinition of active chlorine ingredients, it was sufficient to use salt from a manufacturer listed under Article 95 BPR. This procedure no longer applies to “active chlorine released from hypochlorous acid”!

We will be happy to advise you on your questions regarding conformity with Article 95 BPR.

Approval of biocidal products based on active chlorine

In April 2018, the Biocidal Products Committee of ECHA approved the active substances “Active chlorine generated from sodium chloride by electrolysis” and “Active chlorine released from hypochlorous acid”. The final approval of the active substances has been delayed due to the subsequent request for data by ECHA.

After the approval there will be a transition period of about two years during which you will have to register your biocidal products in those countries where you want to market them in the future after the approval (here).

The authorisation of a biocidal product based on active chlorine takes place, for example, as a national authorisation, mutual recognition, Union authorisation, participation in a product authorisation of one or more product types or user categories and more. If you have any questions regarding the authorisation of biocidal products based on active chlorine, please do not hesitate to contact us (here).