European Biocidal Product Regulations
The European Biocidal Products Regulations (Commission Delegated Regulation No 1062/2014) outlines the work programme for the systematic examination of all active substances contained in biocidal products.
The regulations are an attempt at a European level to improve regulation of biocidal substances and to ensure that the personal and environmental risks associated with their use have been given adequate consideration.
The costs associated with supporting biocidal products through the process have been substantial, with active substance producers and importers spending millions of pounds to ensure that their substances can remain on the market. Within the regulations, ‘Article 95’ lists the active substances and the companies that have supported them for each biocidal ‘product type’. Since September 2015 it’s been illegal to place products on the market for biocidal use if they contain biocidal active substances not sourced through ‘Article 95’ supply chains.
Clearwater can confirm that all of our biocidal active substances have been sourced from suppliers listed under the relevant product types under ‘Article 95’. Following active substance approval, deadlines are published for the registration of biocidal products containing those substances. The costs incurred throughout this process are likely to lead to an overall increase in the cost of biocidal products on the UK market.
Clearwater Technology are committed to ensuring that we retain a comprehensive range of biocidal products for all of our application types, whilst working to keep prices down so that we can continue to offer great value for money to our clients.