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Published on 5th February, 2019
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Next review: 5th February, 2021

FIRA Guide to European Biocidal Products Regulations

At a glance:

This 30 page guide aims to support furniture organisations in complying with the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR, Regulation (EU) 528/2012). The BPR concerns the placing on the market and use of biocidal products, which are used to protect humans, animals, materials or articles against harmful organisms like pests or bacteria, by the action of the active substances contained in the biocidal product.

The three groups of biocides defined under the BPR (disinfectants and general biocides; preservatives; pest control) are widely used across the furniture industry.


Highlights:

  • 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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