DK-DOX® in-situ biocides under REGULATION (EU) No. 528/2012 concerning the placing on the market and use of biocidal products
This regulation has been in force since 1 September 2013 and replaces Directive 98/8/EC, which was valid up until that point. From 1 September 2013, biocidal products may only be made available or used on the market if they have been authorised beforehand.
The Regulation provides for exceptions to this rule for BPs solely containing existing active substances that are still under evaluation (Article 89 of Regulation 528/2012 and Section 28 of the Chemicals Act).
These existing active substances are named in REGULATION (EU) No. 1062/2014 of 4 August 2014.
DK-DOX® products produce the existing biocidal active substance chlorine dioxide. This is listed in Regulation 1062/2014 for product types 2,3,4,5,11 and 12 as an existing active substance under number 491.
Thus, DK-DOX® products may be made available and used on the market until approval/non-approval of the existing active substance has been established. Until then, the placing on the market of biocidal products is subject to national legislation.