Stay up-to-date with the EU Biocidal Products Regulation

Regulators, authorities and biocides businesses are continuing to get to grips with the intricacies of the EU Biocidal Product Regulation – putting the provisions into practice and, where necessary, developing a better understanding of the application of this hugely complex piece of legislation.

As implementation progresses, more companies, across more industrial sectors, are feeling its effects and increasingly need to know their obligations if they are going to remain within the law. Companies also need to understand the likely impacts of the regulation on the supply of ingredients that are often critical to the performance of their products.

The 2017 Biocides Europe conference focuses on key aspects of Regulation (EU) No. 528/2012 concerning the approval of active substances and authorisation of biocidal products. Presentations include the latest developments from the European Commission and ECHA. As well as drilling down to the recent detail of this complex regulation, speakers will address topics such as efficacy testing, risk assessment, enforcement, EDCs and other borderline topics. The programme also includes some insight into the regulatory scene for biocides in Turkey and CIS.

Workshop: IUCLID for biocides is an optional one-day workshop taking place before the conference on 4 December 2017. Led by Dorota Burchard-Sosnowska (IUCLID for Biocides Expert, Computational Assessment and Dissemination Unit, ECHA, Finland), the workshop will include both theoretical and hands-on training, and is perfect preparation for anyone attending the main Biocides Europe 2017 event. It can be booked on its own or as part of the rest of the conference – please visit the 'Programme' tab for further information.