Do Endurocide® Curtains need Safety Data Sheets?

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Our Endurocide® Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Curtains are treated with a proprietary and patented coating of biocides, binding agents and flame retardants.

According to European legislation(1) regarding the placement of biocides and products containing biocides on the market, Endurocide® Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Curtains are to be regarded as “treated articles”.

Many 'treated articles' go on the market without any form of hazard labelling as the quantities of biocides present are not high enough to be dangerous to the majority of the population


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Many pillows, blankets, duvets, socks and underwear are treated with small amounts of biocidal preservatives such as PHMB and similar chemistry. These are applied to manage malodour and bacterial build-up.  They can also be considered "treated articles".


In comparison to the above examples, our Endurocide® Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Curtains are impregnated with relatively high concentrations of biocides, as they are designed to be effective against pathogens such as spores, bacteria, fungi and mycobacteria.

Typically, safety information for chemicals is communicated to the end-user via Safety Data Sheets (SDS). However, SDS are only considered appropriate for liquids, gases, powders etc.(2) 

Under European chemical legislation(3), SDS for "treated articles" are not required, nor considered appropriate.  As Endurocide® Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Curtains are considered "treated articles" under this legislation, they do not have or require an SDS. 

However, as we would do with any product that we manufacture, we have conducted an in-depth analysis on the individual chemical components present in the formula we apply to our Curtains during the manufacturing treatment process.  This has been conducted in order to satisfy ourselves as to the safety of the individual component parts used in our formula.  

 

Need more information?

Due to the proprietary nature of our patented treatment formula, specific details regarding our analysis are only available on request.  Should you wish to discuss any of the above further, or request information on our findings, please contact us:

 
 

Sources:

(1) BPR (Biocidal Product Regulation): Directive 98/8/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 1998 concerning the placing of biocidal products on the market

(2) ECHA (European Chemical Agency): Guidance on the compilation of safety data sheets

(3) REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of CHemicals)

  

Disclaimer:

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information presented above was correct at time of publication, Bio Technics Ltd., does not assume any liability to any party for any errors or omissions. The above information is supplied for guidance only and is without guarantee. Any opinions expressed in this document are not necessarily those of the Bio Technics Ltd. and are not for onward publication without consent.