Press Release

Basel, 02 November 2015

Jungbunzlauer L-(+)-lactic acid included in Article 95 list of the EU Biocidal Products Regulation

We are pleased to announce that Jungbunzlauer L-(+)-lactic acid (EC No. 201-196-2, CAS No. 79-33-4) has been included on 8 October 2015 in the Article 95 list (Biocidal Products Regulation, BPR, 528/2012) for use as an active biocidal substance in product types (PT) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6. The inclusion has been published on 2 November 2015 in the monthly update of the Article 95 list. It means that interested customers can use our L-(+)-lactic acid as an active biocidal substance in PTs 2, 3, 4 and 6 with immediate effect. For this purpose we offer a dedicated biocidal grade of L-(+)-lactic acid in 80% and 88% concentrations.

This listing allows Jungbunzlauer to supply the approved active substance to formulators of biocidal products aiming to place such products on the EU market. The final biocidal product that is brought on the market still needs a specific authorisation which has to be done by the product supplier. Furthermore, we want to stress that L-(+)-lactic acid in Product Type 1 (New Active) falls under a regime different from L-(+)-lactic acid in Product Types 2, 3, 4 and 6 (Review Programme). We invite formulators of biocidal products having questions or doubts on rights and duties with regard to the use of L-(+)-lactic acid as an active biocidal substance in PTs 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 to contact the Jungbunzlauer Lactics team via email.

The Article 95 list prepared as of 2 November 2015 can be downloaded here.