INNOVATION AND INDUSTRY CHALLENGES
Last year the European Commission invited Member States, industry and NGOs to initiate actions towards finding alternatives to active substances in areas where innovation is needed. Preservation for products during storage was identified as one of the priority areas.
Building on these recommendations, A.I.S.E. and CEPE are organising a workshop on biocide preservation in the paint and detergent sectors, to discuss with all interested parties the current innovation in the fields, challenges faced by industry, and possible solutions under the Biocidal Products Regulation.
The morning session will start by looking at attempts to innovate both from biocides’ suppliers and downstream users’ perspective. Speakers will discuss existing solutions as well as current technical and regulatory challenges. This will be followed in the afternoon by a number of breakout sessions where all participants will have the opportunity to reflect further on short to long term solutions, either from a regulatory or product innovation point of view, to ensure that product preservation remains available in the future.