The European Commission on June 1, 2022, announced its proposal to approve didecyldimethylammonium chloride (DDAC) as an active substance for use in biocidal products of product-types 1 and 2. It was proposed under the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) and in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council.
DDAC is approved for use in products made for human hygiene and disinfectants and algaecides that are not to be directly applied to humans or animals, product-type one and two respectively.
The proposed date of adoption is August and entry into force will be 20 days after the implementing regulation has been published in the official journal. The proposal is open for public comments until July 30, 2022. As affirmed by the Commission, this is aimed at ensuring that the EU market is harmonized on biocidal products and that human health, and the environment are highly protected.