PRODUCTS AFFECTED: KLERCIDE / KLERWIPE SPORICIDAL CHLORINE / QUAT, KLERCIDE / KLERWIPE QUAT / BIGUANIDE & KLERCIDE / KLERWIPE AMINE 

The above product ranges from Ecolab will be phased out at the end of 2020 as they will not be supported through the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR). A list of affected products and their BPR compliant replacements can be found in the following document: BPR Compliance Notification (PDF).

For more information on the BPR, please find the following information from Ecolab.

The Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR, Regulation (EU) 528/2012) concerns the placing on the market and use of biocidal products, which are used to protect humans, animals, materials or articles against harmful organisms like pests or bacteria, by the action of the active substances contained in the biocidal product. The BPR offers a harmonised and more centralised authorisation and approval process for biocidal products at a European level. 

The BPR is forcing all biocide manufacturers who want to sell their products in the European Union, to review their current portfolio and invest considerable resources to make it sustainable in the long-term. Ecolab has taken the opportunity that the BPR process has provided, to review the Klercide and Klerwipe biocidal portfolio with a view to ensuring the products meet and exceed the future requirements of its customers. Ecolab has invested to ensure that the confirmed Klercide and Klerwipe portfolio, which is being supported through the BPR process, is registered and compliant in the appropriate class, and has consideration of the current and predicted future market trends within the life sciences industry.

These include:

  • the need to increase efficiency of operations
  • reduce time and effort in cleaning and disinfection, for greater productivity
  • to rationalise the use of disinfectants and simplify SOPs
  • to pay stronger attention to operator’s safety and user acceptance
  • to access a globally harmonised biocide portfolio
  • ensure compliance to current and future expected regulations

In summary, the future Klercide and Klerwipe range that is being fully supported through the BPR will provide the life sciences market with a relevant and consistent range, incorporating great advantages, enabling organisations to operate in line with these trends.

To ensure you are fully informed and can plan the transition to the most suitable alternatives in advance, we are taking the opportunity to confirm Ecolab’s intent to phase out those cleanroom manufactured products, which contain different actives and as such have different dates when they need to be legally withdrawn from the market and stop being used. For the products due to be phased out, as listed in this notification, Ecolab commits to continuing supply until the end of November 2020.

Your Cleanroomshop Account Manager, with the support of the Ecolab Life Sciences team, will support and assist you in the selection of products that provide you with a cleaning and disinfection program that suits your needs and can assist you throughout the validation process. Your Account Manager will further support you in planning the transition and implementation of the alternative products.

If you have any questions on this or require further information please contact your Cleanroomshop Account Manager, or alternatively contact us on 01524 813024 or email [email protected]

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