Dr. Richard Elsmore

Partner, Global Lead - Biocides - ERM

Presentation Title : The Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) – Impact and current status

Abstract : As more active substances are approved under the EU’s biocide legislation, the second phase of the legislation (product authorisation) is now impacting a significant number of biocidal products that contain these actives. Due to the phasing of active substance evaluations the first authorisations have been for products such as rodenticides, wood preservatives and insecticides, but we are now getting to the stage where a broader range of products including some disinfectants need to be approved. Many of these have traditionally only been lightly regulated in some member states such as the UK, so the impact on companies formulating this type of product is likely to be significant. This presentation provides an update on the current situation with both active substance approvals and product authorisation deadlines and should be of interest to companies that formulate biocidal products or that use biocidal products including preservatives in their formulated product. The impact of the BPR on treated articles is discussed with particular reference to labelling requirements

Bio : Based in Harrogate, Richard has over 30 years’ experience of working within the Chemical industry. Richard has a first degree and PhD in Microbiology from Cardiff University and also an MBA in Financial Studies from Nottingham University; he is a Chartered Biologist and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology.

Former MD of JSC International Limited, Richard has held a number of senior roles with speciality chemical manufacturers and formulators and has experience of working with a wide range of biocidal active substances and biocidal products; he has a practical background of operating within the global speciality chemicals market and with FMCG’s. Richard has worked in technical, regulatory and business management positions and has been involved with a number of industry bodies at EU level. Richard is a director of The British Association for Chemical Specialities (BACS).