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ECHA Opens Public Consultation for 2 Active Substances under BPR (EU)

March 16, 2015

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has opened a public consultation for two active substances under the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR). The two active substances are now in the list of potential Candidates for Substitution:

Substance Name Polyhexamethylene biguanide with a mean number-average molecular weight (Mn) of 1600 and a mean polydispersity (D) of 1.8 (PHMB with Mn = 1600 and D = 1.8)
CAS Number 27083-27-8
Intended Use PT01: Human hygienePT02: Disinfectants and algaecides not intended for direct application to humans or animal

PT03: Veterinary hygiene

PT04: Food and feed area

PT06: Preservatives for products during storage

PT09: Fibre, leather, rubber and polymerised materials preservatives

PT11: Preservatives for liquid-cooling and processing systems

Evaluating Competent Authority France

Public Consultation on Potential Candidates for Substitution is open until April 10, 2015