The Biocidal Product Regulation (BPR, Regulation (EU) 528/2012) concerns the placing on the market and use of biocidal products, which are used to protect humans, animals, materials or articles against harmful organisms, like pests or bacteria, by the action of the active substances contained in the biocidal product.

Active substances need to be approved before an authorisation for a biocidal product containing them can be granted.

The active substances are first assessed by an evaluating Member State competent authority and the results of these evaluations are forwarded to ECHA’s Biocidal Products Committee. The opinion serves as the basis for the decision on approval which is adopted by the European Commission. The approval of an active substance is granted for a defined number of years, not exceeding 10 years and is renewable.

From 1 September 2015, a biocidal product consisting of, containing, or generating a relevant substance, cannot be made available on the EU market if the substance supplier or product supplier is not included in the Article 95 list for the product type to which the product belongs.

Melclorite is fully registered and compliant under this regulation.