Biocidal Products Regulation Guide

Biocidal Products Regulation Guide
5th February, 2019

At a glance:

This guide will help companies in the furniture industry, particularly the kitchen, office, bedding, children's or healthcare sectors, understand their responsibilities under the Biocidal Products Regulations (BPR) Regulation (EU) 528/2012 and how to comply


The Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR), Regulation (EU) 528/2012, concerns the sale and usage of biocidal products that safeguard humans, animals, materials, or articles from harmful organisms such as pests or bacteria by the action of the active substances contained in the biocidal product.

There are three groups of biocides defined under the BPR, disinfectants and general biocides, preservatives, and pest control that are widely used across the furniture industry.

This guide covers::

  • Scope and objectives of the BPR
  • Biocidal products
  • Treated articles
  • Responsibilities in the supply chain
  • Efficacy of biocidal products
  • Best practice and due diligence for retailers
  • BPR supplier evaluation, selection and control
  • Enforcement of the regulation
  • Potential furniture products with biocidal properties

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