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EU Picks Up Merck’s Pest Repellent

April 30, 2014

Active substance IR3535 given the go-ahead.

The insect repellent active substance IR3535 will be included on a list of approved substances of the EU Biocidal Products Regulation as of Nov. 1, 2015. The decision regarding the Union List (Biocidal Products Regulation (EU) No.  528/2012) was made by the EU Commission in March 2014. It applies to all customers who use the active substance from Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany in their products.
The listing serves as verification for these customers that the substance they are using is approved over the long term. In order to further market their products, manufacturers of insect repellents must submit an application for approval to a member state of their choice by November 2015. For end customers, the positive list provides additional security and will lead to a market shakeout in the medium term.
“Our path to getting our substance included on the positive list was long and sometimes rocky. We submitted the dossier to the EU committee in 2006, and followed with comprehensive and thorough studies,” said Michael Weiden, head of Functional Materials within Pigments & Cosmetics. “Today we’re all the prouder that IR3535 is one of the two insect repellent active substances, which out of the top three most effective substances  have made it to the positive list. In the next step, we will support our customers to the best  of our ability during their registrations.”

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