India: Registration Guidelines for Biocides in Paints

India’s Central Insecticide Board and Registration Committee (CIB&RC) has published Registration Guidelines for Biocides in Paints. The requirements for these substances are less comprehensive than those for traditional biocides. However, their applicability is correspondingly narrow.

The following restrictions apply, so that biocides may be used:

  • Only to extend the shelf-life of paints or as a paint or thin-film preservative
  • Only for purposes other than agriculture
  • Only if they do not claim to kill or repel insects, inhibit mold, or reduce odors from bacteria

Thomas Mueller, managing director of India’s Auxilife Scientific Services, told Chemical Watch that as soon as a technical grade active ingredient (TGAI) can be used as a biocide or plant protection product, the regulations for pesticides apply. The goal of the guidelines is to prevent the use of biocides in agriculture.

In the EU, the use of biocides in paint is regulated in the Biocide Regulation, Regulation (EU) No. 528/2012. They are listed in main group 2, product type 6.

Please contact us at biocides@kft.de if you have any questions.

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