Why you need to know about the Biocidal Product Regulations
hundreds of different cleaning products on the market. Made up of a bemusing
array of chemicals, how do you know which work and more importantly how can you
trust what’s in them?
to protect humans, animals and the environment have been around for years, with
many countries around the world putting in place their own legislation. But
this plethora of standards, allowing an ever-constant array of different
product claims, has not always been helpful to businesses, which need products
that meet HSE standards and traceability mandates.
course of the last couple of years, however, the EU’s Biocidal Products
Regulation (BPR) has been rolled out, which has sought to harmonise all
requirements to become the ‘gold standard’ in biocide regulations worldwide.
The BPR aims to raise the safety standard of biocide use across the European
market, for businesses it is a mark to trust.
demands that manufacturers of cleaning products go through a rigorous process
before gaining official EU authorization. It can take many man-hours and
a significant cost to complete, but ensures that those companies with the
internal research and laboratory expertise will produce products that are safe,
compliant and do what they say.
this can provide businesses with another problem.
biocidal products require a BPR authorisation before they can be placed on the
market, and the active substances contained in that biocidal product
must be previously approved. With relatively few manufacturers able to go
through the strict and lengthy process for BPR, many are simply using others’
approved formulas. So, is there any real product differentiation?
businesses will always have different demands, whether this is for gentler
products for the office or long residual performance for food processing
plants. Having the right solution is important.
where we can help. Supplying the best, means supplying the best for your
Guthries, we work with Byotrol and supply their range of industrial and
personal cleaning products, including antimicrobial hand and surface
sanitisers and sanitizing wipes. As well as BPR approved, these products
are alcohol-free, proven to be gentler on the skin and have the best residual
(long-lasting) performance. These product features can make all the difference
when dealing with large numbers of office staff, or meeting the requirements
for a safe and hygienic food business.
Biocidal Product Regulations will continue to be rolled out over 2017 and will
be an important marque for companies to ask for from their suppliers. But
standardization doesn’t also mean no choice.
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