Healthguard – A safe, effective, BPR compliant non-invasive health product
Global Specialty Chemicals Pty. Ltd. has delivered intelligent, safe, and effective biotech and non-invasive health products to the international market for over 25 years. Our hallmark product and marketing company, HealthGuard, has become a top choice for biocide consumers across the globe thanks to its unique adhesive properties and overall effectiveness in preventing infestation and damage by harmful organisms. As a biocidal product, HealthGuard is formulated, manufactured, and applied in compliance with the EU Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR).
The BPR acts as a benchmark referred to by producers, suppliers, and end users of biocidal products seeking an insight into what makes a safe, effective, and environmentally-friendly biocide that delivers the best outcomes for all concerned. As defined by the BPR, a biocide or biocidal product is a chemical or other material that is intended to deter, destroy, render harmless, or exert controlling effects on harmful organisms through biological or chemical means. Specifically, biocidal products are used in applications that are not ‘food and feed’ related, with products intended to fulfil a biocidal role in the production of food or feed generally falling under the category of pesticides.
What are biocidal products?
The BPR outlines a range of applications for approved biocidal products, which are categorised by primary intended use. Approved products include those that are safe and effective pesticides, disinfectants, preservatives, pest control products, and many others. Biocidal products are used for purposes as diverse as human and veterinary hygiene, preserving materials such as wood from degradation by harmful organisms, insecticides, fungicides, and anti-mould systems.
Biocides are often added to other materials or surfaces in order to prevent the growth of harmful organisms in a way that ensures the product or material is still safe for use by humans and does not harm the environment.
The BPR ensures that users of biocidal products can be certain that the active substances contained within these products have been approved for use in-line with stringent safety and efficacy requirements. As such, it provides a global standard for the development and application of biocidal products that is adhered to by reputable manufacturers and suppliers that aim to deliver the best outcomes for their consumers.