Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR)
The Biocidal Product Regulation (BPR, Regulation (EU) 528/2012) 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.
BPR Regulation (EU) No 528/2012
From September 1st 2013 Ozone is regulated as an active substance under Regulation (EU) No 528/2012. The BPR requires both active substance approval as well as biocidal product authorisation for ozone equipment.
REACH REGULATION (EC) No 1907/2006
REACH (Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006) is the Regulation for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. It entered into force on 1st June 2007 to streamline and improve the former legislative framework on chemicals of the European Union (EU). REACH aims to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, while enhancing the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry.
REACH places with the principle “no data no market" greater responsibility on industry to manage the risks that chemicals may pose to the health and the environment.
The use of ozone for oxidation is falling under the scope of the REACH regulation and requires the registration. Importantly the last deadline for compliance is 31 May 2018. This is affecting the majority of ozone systems use for oxidation. REACH is regulating the bringing to market by users/operators of ozone equipment (dependent on yearly mass of ozone produced).
On November 30, 2020, EurO3zon UK Ltd (United Kingdom) has been established by the founding members of EurO3zon ivzw (Belgium) in order to have a UK foothold allowing to be fully prepared and to avoid any risk of market disruption for ozone.
EurO3zon ivzw is an International Non-Profit Association dedicated to promoting the use of Ozone (O3) in Europe.
EurO3zon UK Ltd is continuous taking all necessary actions needed in order to fulfil the requirements under UK REACH.
EurO3zon is supporting you to stay legally on the market.