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Biocidal Products Committee adopts 10 opinions


The Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) has adopted opinions on applications for approval of three active substances for use in biocidal products used as disinfectants and preservatives.

Helsinki, 5 October 2017 - The active substances are:

  • Chlorophene for product-types 2 and 3
  • Azoxystrobin for product-types 7, 9 and 10
  • PHMB (1415; 4.7) for product-types 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6

The Committee’s conclusion is that for product-types 2 and 4, PHMB (1451; 4.7) may be approved. For product-types 1, 5 and 6, it cannot be approved. For azoxystrobin, the Committee concluded that it may be approved for all product-types.

For chlorophene, the conclusion of the Committee is that chlorophene cannot be approved for product-type 3. For product-type 2, (as chlorophene meets the exclusion criteria) the conclusion is that it may normally not be approved, unless one of the conditions for derogation set in Article 5(2) of the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) is met. This will be decided by the European Commission and the Member States.

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

The approval of an active substance is granted for a defined number of years, not exceeding 10 years.

The Committee met for the 22nd time on 3-4 October 2017.

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