Vink Chemicals offers comprehensive support in the product registration of biocide formulations
Biocides are a crucial auxiliary material in many industrial applications, but their approval and introduction to the markets is connected with complicated legal requirements and expensive approval processes. Vink Chemicals GmbH & Co. KG from Kakenstorf, Germany, therefore offers an economical and complete service for biocide users.
Companies that deal with products that put into circulation 5-chloro-2-methyl-2H-isothiazole-3-on (EC no. 247-500-7) and 2-methyl-2H-isothiazol-3-on (EC no. 220-239-6) (CIT/MIT) as respective preserving agent, have to consider numerous regulations and laws. Among them are usually service companies for water treatment, which are, for instance, responsible for the maintenance of cooling circuits and towers, as well as paper or packaging board factories with according process water treatment plants. Even the manufacturers of cooling lubricants or metal processing fluids use these biocides.
The active ingredient CIT/MIT underlies the requirement for product registration in its different application concentrations effective from 30 June 2017. That means that the previous registration at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and the Federal Agency for Work Protection and Medicine (BAuA) will not be sufficient anymore. This affects all pure mixtures of the active ingredient CIT/MIT as well as all active ingredient concentrations.
The registration entails considerable costs and the complex registration process does not belong to the core competences of biocide users. Vink Chemicals registers the formulations with the usual active ingredient concentrations (1.5%, 3.5% and 14%). As a special service, the company offers its customers the free entry of their product names into the Vink product dossier. Thus, Vink’s customers are able to further use the ingredients even after 1 July 2017 without additional expenses and pass them on to their final customers under their long-term product names.