Product types according to the BPR
In Annex 5 to the Biocidal products regulation (BPR) are classified into 22 biocidal product-types (PT). They are grouped in four main categories:
- Pest control
- Other biocidal products
This first group gathers PT 1 to 5. However, a distinction must be made with borderline products, here cleaning products are not intended to be biocidal product (Eg: washing up liquid)
- PT 1 gathers all human hygiene products which are not cosmetics by their purpose of disinfection.
- PT 2 gathers all disinfectants and algaecides products not intended for direct application to humans or animals
- PT3 gathers all veterinary hygiene products
- PT4 gathers food and feed area
- PT 5 refers to drinking water
This second group gathers PT 6 to 13. This group covers only products to prevent microbial growth and development of aglae.
- PT 6 refers to preservatives for products during storage
- PT 7 refers to film preservatives
- PT 8 refers to wood preservatives
- PT 9 refers to fibre, leather, rubber, and polymerised materials preservatives
- PT 10 refers to construction material preservatives
- PT 11 preservatives for liquid-cooling and processing systems
- PT 12 refers to slimicides
- PT 13 refers to working or cutting fluid preservatives
Pest control :
This third group includes the fight against harmful products. These are PT 14 to 20
- PT 14 refers to rodenticidesli>
- PT 15 refers to avicides
- PT 16 refers to molluscicides, vermicides and products to control other invertebrates
- PT 17 refers to piscicides
- PT 18 gathers insecticides, acaricides and products to control other arthropods
- PT 19 refers to repellents and attractants
- PT 20 refers to control of other vertebrates
Other biocidal products :
This fourth and last group gathers all other biocidal products. It is composed of the last two PT 21 and 22..
- PT 21 refers to antifouling
- PT 22 refers to embalming and taxidermist fluid
For a complete description of product-types, don’t hesitate to consult ECHA's website.