ERMA position on use of biocides by water-based resins producers key points
- ERMA is concerned by more stringent upcoming legislation on biocides which impacting biocide containing in water-based resins could develop creating an undesired
- The contaminated water-based resins are normally unusable for our customers and end users. And the resins manufacturers’ facilities could be highly impacted by
- Members of ERMA have for many years invested in R&D to optimize their products preservation, balancing the risk of microorganism growth in the product and
using safe, approved biocides at the lowest possible concentration in a responsible manner. Labelling of products help consumers already have access to many information linked to CLP and also
required by the specific Regulation such as BPR.
- ERMA members have experienced that the innovation is not only to have a new active substance, but part of a variety of integrated solutions such as formulations,
plant hygiene, packaging, microbial control strategies with significant cost and time before final approval.
- ERMA Members and participants in 2019 ERMA Annual conference acknowledged that the use of preservatives in water-based resins and final products such as paints,
printing inks and detergents is indispensable in the short/medium term, and that future availability of suitable preservatives is uncertain, it was therefore concluded that the issue has to be
addressed in a pragmatic way under the BPR.
- We continue to optimize our products preservation and provide customers and users the needed information to minimize the risks and working with our partners in
R&D projects for that.