Biocides are developed and used to deter or neutralise harmful organisms. Biocides have a wide range of active substances and applications, for example in disinfection, as a protective agent or for pest control.
Active substances and biocidal products are strictly regulated by law. For market acces, the European Biocidal Products Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 requires considerable effort on the part of the manufacturer: Biocidal active substances must be approved and biocidal products become subject to authorisation – this is the core statement of the Biocidal Products Regulation. This simple statement is about the only simple thing about the legal conditions for biocides.
Besides, the BPR also offers advantages. For example: Europe as a uniform sales market, competitive advantage through less competition (selection of suppliers) and high customer satisfaction due to safe, efficient products.