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Disinfectants, animal repellents, wood coatings and many other chemicals that are often used in the household are biocidal products


The condition for making a biocidal product available on the market is the entry in the register of biocidal products, which is valid until the date of approval of the last active substance of that product. In other words, once a biocide has been entered in the register, it can be sold until all the active substances it contains are on the list of approved active substances of the EU. This period of sale is called the transition period.

What is biocide used for?

Biocidal products control harmful or unwanted organisms through a chemical or biological action – common examples are disinfectants, wood preservatives and insect repellents.


Biocides are used to:

- protect people and animals,

- control organisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungi and insects,

- preserve manufactured goods,

- protect industrial processes,

- stop pets like rats and cockroaches...

Is my product a biocide?

A biocidal product is a product with an active substance that is intended to destroy, deter, render harmless, prevent the action of, or otherwise exert a controlling effect on harmful or undesired organisms. In other words, if your product contains an active substance, it is a biocide.


The active substance in a biocidal product can be a so-called natural oil or extract, a chemical substance or a microorganism, virus or fungus. It should be emphasized that the indications on the product label also play an important role.

If the effect of a product is purely physical, then it is not a biocidal product.

What is an Article 95 supplier?

Companies making available on the market biocidal products must ensure that either their substance or product suppliers or themselves are included in the Article 95 list under the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR).


The Article 95 List is a register of companies that have submitted documents or permits to access submitted documentation for active substances. 

The list is available from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) website - HERE

What are the types of biocidal products?

Generally, biocides are divided in to four major groups: 
1.      disinfectants, 
2.      preservatives, 
3.      pest control, and 
4.      other biocidal products. 

The main groups are further divided into 22 subgroups.

To help you determine the type of biocidal product, we attach a PDF table.


The goal of every company is to start selling as soon as possible. Therefore, we prepare the dossier for successful registration within 48 hours and submit it to the relevant legislative body.

The biocidal product notification service includes:

  • comprehensive review of the submitted documentation;

  • assessment of the actual process situation;     

  • assistance in obtaining missing documentation;

  • production of a safety data sheet and label;

  • preparation of a biocidal product dossier;

  • submission of documentation to the competent authority; and

  • carrying out the whole notification procedure.

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