Biocides and the BPR: Follow every development

The latest regulatory and sector developments and what they mean for your products and business.

Following the story since the implementation of the BPR

It has been a decade since the EU biocidal products Regulation (BPR) came into force. In that time, the biocides sector has faced numerous challenges, including meeting the soaring demand for biocides such as hand-sanitizer and disinfectants during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Ongoing concerns around the risks of biocides products to human health and the environment make biocidal regulation a focus for policymakers. For product safety professionals, it’s more critical than ever to keep up to date. Enhesa Product Intelligence is committed to keeping you informed through our news, insight and regular conferences and training events.

Introducing our Enhesa Product experts

David Dillon

Senior Regulatory and Compliance Analyst

David is a senior regulatory and compliance analyst at Enhesa, and is our expert on biocides and the impact of Brexit on UK chemicals regulation. He has a wealth of industry experience and previously worked for the UK Health and Safety Executive for 19 years, where he dealt with UK, European and international chemical control schemes.

Vanessa Zainzinger

Biocides Editor

Vanessa has covered biocides for Chemical Watch News & Insight since 2013, following the implementation of the EU biocidal products Regulation (BPR), and other developments in the sector globally. She also leads our coverage on occupational hygiene and has more than a decade of experience reporting on the chemical industry.


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Stay informed with Chemical Watch Events & Training

eLearning: Understanding the BPR

Understanding the biocidal product Regulation is important to ensure that biocidal products and biocidal active substances are compliant with EU law.

This informative eLearning course clearly explains:

  • The background, history, context and scope of the biocides legislation in Europe.
  • The approval and authorization procedures for active substances and products.
  • The stakeholders involved and their roles.
  • Treated articles.
  • Enforcement of biocides legislation.
  • Where to find available guidance, tools and support.
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Biocides Europe 2023

11 – 12 December 2023 | Vienna, Austria

Enhesa Product’s 26th annual Biocides Europe conference provides essential insights on the latest developments, challenges, and next steps concerning the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR).

With companies and regulators across the sector continuing to face headwinds, delays, and disruption, it’s crucial to stay informed of new updates to help you formulate proactive responses and stay competitive and compliant.

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