The European Biocidal Products Regulation, while having been in place and updated in 2017 is showing product reporting impact as automotive companies expect suppliers using the new Chemistry Manager feature within IMDS to attempt to get material supplier regulatory information on potential biocidal substances.
This Regulation lays down rules for:
(a) the establishment at Union level of a list of active substances which may be used in biocidal products;
(b) the authorisation of biocidal products;
(c) the mutual recognition of authorisations within the Union;
(d) the making available on the market and the use of biocidal products within one or more Member States or the Union;
(e) the placing on the market of treated articles.