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Biocidal Products Committee adopts 11 opinions

ECHA/NA/17/19 

The Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) has adopted opinions supporting the approval of four active substances for use in disinfectant, preservative and insecticide biocidal products. Another three opinions are expected to be adopted by written procedure.

Helsinki, 3 July 2017 - The active substances are:

  • MBIT for product-type 6
  • Imiprothrin for product-type 18
  • Reaction products of para-formaldehyde and 2-hydroxy-propylamine (ratio 3:2) for product-types 2, 6, 11, 12 and 13
  • Reaction products of para-formaldehyde and 2-hydroxy-propylamine (ratio 1:1) for product-types 2, 6, 11 and 13

The committee’s conclusion is that these substances in the relevant product-types may be approved. The adopted opinions will serve as a basis for final decision-making by the European Commission and the Member States.

Three opinions (on copper for product-types 2, 5 and 11) are expected to be adopted by written procedure.

The adoption of an opinion on cholecalciferol in product-type 14 was delayed because the BPC concluded that cholecalciferol is a candidate for substitution. Consequently, a public consultation will have to take place before the opinion is revised and can be adopted, probably at the December meeting.

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

The committee met for the 21st time on 27-29 June 2017.


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