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  • R4BP 3 - Register for Biocidal Products: a new improved version of R4BP 3 now available
    On December 3rd 2014 ECHA published a new version of R4BP 3, the central hub through which all biocides applications are made.Read more
  • Join ReachCentrum’s workshop at the Biocides 2014 - 17th Annual Conference on Biocides

    On the last day of the 17th Annual Conference on Biocides (Vienna, December 10-12) organized by the European Biocides Information Network, ReachCentrum will host a Workshop on Biocides and Electronic Submission Tools. With the introduction of mandatory electronic data submission under the Biocidal Product Regulation, many companies are facing the IUCLID data management software and R4BP biocides IT system for the first time. For those new to the information systems, or those that are lost, our Training Manager Rita Sookrit will conduct a workshop describing:

    - the basic structure of both systems;
    - options for preparing and organising data;
    - how to generate a Summary of Product Characteristics;
    - what to do if you get stuck, top tips for smooth data entry and what guidance is available;
    - special considerations, such a reporting nano data, linking to C&L relevant information; and
    - how to confirm successful submissions.

    The workshop will be followed by a second one on R4BP 3.2 and the SPC editor conducted by Jan Weber, from the European Chemicals Agency.

    For more information about ReachCentrum training and workshop programme visit our dedicated section. For details about the 17th Annual Conference on Biocides in Vienna please visit the related website.

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  • Consortia initialisation for Biocidal product(s) containing certain active substances

    Brussels October 13, 2014 - This communication is a follow up from interested companies’ requests to group together for biocidal product(s) authorisation(s).

    ReachCentrum and its technical service partner ARCHE are collecting interest in the setting-up of a voluntary cooperation (like a consortium) on active substance level in order to facilitate producers, distributors and formulators of biocidal products who are interested in placing on the market biocidal product(s).
    A selection of active substances is presented in the table below. Consortia can be built for products containing one of these active substances.

    IPA - Isopropanol (Propan-2-ol)
    Permethrin - pyrethrum extract, and other pyrethroids 52645-53-1
    PHMB - Poly (hexamethylene biguanide) hydrochloride 27083-27-8
    IBPC - 3-Iodo-2-propynylbutylcarbamate 55406-53-6
    Hydrogen peroxide  7722-84-1 
    Peracetic acid  79-21-0 
    Chlorine  7782-50-5 
    Diamine (N-(3-aminopropyl)-N-dodecylpropane-1,3-diamine (1,3-Propanediamine) )  2372-82-9 
    Hydrogen Chloride  7647-01-0 
    Prallethrin  23031-36-9 
    Sodium dichloroisocyanurate dihydrate  51580-86-0 
    Biphenyl-2-ol 90-43-7
    CMIT/MIT (Mixture of 5-chloro-2-methyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one and 2-methyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one) 55965-84-9
    MIT (2-methyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one 2682-20-4
    BIT (Benzisothiazolinon) 2634-33-5
    Sodium Chloride 7647-14-5
    Calcium hypochlorite 7778-54-3

    If the active substance of your interest is not included in the list, more substances which are included in the BPC Working Programme or for which certain companies have already expressed interests are presented in the related pdf under ”Downloads”.

    ReachCentrum and ARCHE are extending the invitation to other companies wanting to join the consortia for all substances mentioned in both the lists. If interested, please complete the excel spreadsheet to be downloaded from “Downloads” by November 14, 2014 and email to: 

    Leondina Della Pietra

    Tel: +32 2 676 73 12

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  • Call for expression of interest for Active substance approval 1-Nonanol and Gallic Acid under the EU Biocidal Product Regulation: establishment of a consortium for dossier preparation and submission

    Brussels, September 19, 2014 A company has expressed an interest in cooperating with other parties to prepare an application for approval of two active substances under the EU Biocidal Product Regulation 528/2012 namely 1-Nonanol and Gallic Acid (PT2, PT5, PT10, PT21).

    On behalf of this company, ReachCentrum would like to hear from others interested in joining forces to prepare and submit a dossier for the approval of the above-mentioned two active ingredients.

    Those companies willing to join are kindly requested to express their interest at the latest bySeptember 30, 2014.

    Identity of the substances

    Chemical name: 1-Nonanol

    EC Number: 205-583-7

    CAS Number: 143-08-8

    PT of interest: PT2, PT5, PT10, PT21


    Chemical name: Gallic Acid

    EC Number: 205-749-9

    CAS Number: 149-91-7

    PT of interest: PT2, PT5, PT10, PT21


    Leondina Della Pietra

    Tel: +32 2 676 73 12

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  • Call for Expression of Interest: Initialization of a consortium for Biocidal product(s) containing Sodium Hypochlorite (EC: 231-668-3, CAS: 7681-52-9) as active substance
    ReachCentrum and ARCHE intend to bring together interested parties to collaborate in the set-up of a consortium-like arrangement to prepare the dossier for authorization of biocidal products containing Sodium Hypochlorite.Read more
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