Thanks HSE for supporting essential use derogation

Posted on June 14, 2010

We wanted to take the opportunity to thank HSE for their support of the essential use derogation for copper as a biocide. 
Copper was taken off the market on the 22nd of February 2013 due to EC legislation.

The application for annex listings on the European Biocidal Products Directive was not taken up by the copper and silver ionisation industry due to the industry still being in its infancy.

The copper and silver ionisation industry has been deeply affected by the EC decision to take copper off the market and many companies, including ProEconomy, have lost clients because of the decision. 

We appreciate that the UK’s HSE has stood up for our industry and the product that we produce.

Furthermore, HSE applied for derogation under essential use, which should give estate departments across the country much confidence moving forward.

If would like any further information on the developments please contact Dr Birgitta Bedford at

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