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The new Biocidal Products Directive (EU) No 528/2012 defines biocidal products as follows:
 

any substance or mixture, in the form in which it is supplied to the user, consisting of, containing or generating one or more active substances, with the intention of destroying, deterring, rendering harmless, preventing the action of, or otherwise exerting a controlling effect on, any harmful organism by any means other than mere physical or mechanical action,

any substance or mixture, generated from substances or mixtures which do not themselves fall under the first indent, to be used with the intention of destroying, deterring, rendering harmless, preventing the action of, or otherwise exerting a controlling effect on, any harmful organism by any means other than mere physical or mechanical action.

Biocides are subject to authorization. According the new biocide regulation biocidal products may only contain ingredients that are listed in the ECHA register.

The EU Guideline regulates 23 product types, which are divided in four groups:

  1. Disinfectants and general biocidal products
    (Human hygiene biocidal products, Private area and public health area disinfectants and other biocidal products, Veterinary hygiene biocidal products, Food and feed area disinfectants, Drinking water disinfectants)
  2. Preservatives
    (In-can preservatives, Film preservatives, Wood preservatives, Fibre, leather, rubber and polymerised materials preservatives, Masonry preservatives, Preservatives for liquid-cooling and processing systems, Slimicides, Metalworking-fluid preservatives)
  3. Pest control
    (Rodenticides, Avicides, Molluscicides, Piscicides, Insecticides, acaricides and products to control other arthropods, Repellents and attractants)
  4. Other biocidal products
    (Preservatives for food or feedstocks, Antifouling products, Embalming and taxidermist fluids, Control of other vertebrates)

Whether you want to approve a new active substance or register your biocidal product according to Directive (EU) No 528/2012, or to other international guidelines - LAUS is your partner. The studies which you need are conducted in a timely fashion, but always keeping up with our high quality standards.

Together with our partner laboratories, we offer you the complete range of tests according to the principles of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) with the following services:

  • Analytical Chemistry
    • Chemical Equivalence Studies
    • 5-Batch Analysis (Active Ingredient and Impurities)
    • Residue Studies
  • Stability Studies
    • Accelerated Storage Stability
    • Low Temperature Stability
    • Long Term Stability
  • Physico-chemical Properties (CIPAC, EU, UN and OECD)
  • in vitro / in vivo Toxicology
  • Aquatic and Terrestric Ecotoxicology
  • Environmental Fate
  • Mutagenicity / Genotoxicity
  • Endocrine Properties