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Seven years after the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) came into force, every EU country must for the first time submit a report on compliance with the guidelines in 2020. This will bring new attention to the BPR and probably increased controls.
The obligation to label products that contain biocidal active substances is a thorn in the side for many manufacturers. Why not turn this obligation into an opportunity for transparent communication with customers?
Importers of products with biocidal components cannot ignore the BPR. After all, anyone who imports “treated articles” into the EU is responsible for the declaration and labeling of the biocidal components, even if he resells the product to a distributor or retailer.
The market trend is clear: Paints and coatings should contain as few preservatives as possible. The challenge for the industry: Especially when it comes to water-based paints, spores and bacteria take hold in just seconds during production. Once contaminated, mould and bacteria are the unfortunate results. Conversely, there is also high price to pay when forgoing the use of preservatives – increasing product returns and damage to a company’s reputation as a result of complaints.