How to meet European Regulations?
Since the 1960s, the placing on the market of chemicals in the EU has been regulated
by 2 main pieces of legislation:
Today, the increased awareness of the potential toxic hazard of chemicals, and the
evolution of the European legislations towards very high standards of human, and
environment protection, conducted to the implementation of more restrictive regulations
for the control of chemicals. For biocidal products, this resulted in the publication,
in 1998, of the Biocidal Product Directive which
lays down the new rules for the placing on the market of biocidal products and for
the review of the biocidal active substances.
To learn more about the application of the directives' restriction applied to your
specific country, visit our section:
Although the new European regulations have changed the industry standard for active
agents, the ability of fungal and algal to grow on both exterior and interior coatings
makes the use of biocidal additives necessary. Several biocide active agents exist
but only a small number of them respond totally to European regulations, industry
needs, environmental and consumer demands.
Such demands represent a significant challenge for biocides manufacturers but it
is possible to meet these requirements in terms of
performance and safety.