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Diversey’s ClearKlens Products, based on Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA), Receive Official EU Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) Authorization

October 8, 2020


Utrecht, The Netherlands: Diversey is committed to ensuring that the products that we bring to market are compliant with European regulations, including the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR, Regulation (EU) 528/2012).

Under the BPR, biocidal products need to be authorized before being used or sold in the European Union.  Biocidal products are assessed for effectiveness and safety during this European review. 

In August 2020, Diversey’s ClearKlens IPA products were granted a Union approval with authorization number EU-0022128-0000. As a result, ClearKlens IPA products in all packaging formats can be sold in every EU country, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and the United Kingdom without a country-specific registration. 


ClearKlens IPA BPR approval:

BPR information

Understanding BPR, European Chemicals Agency: “The Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR, Regulation (EU) 528/2012) concerns the placing on the market and use of biocidal products, which are used to protect humans, animals, materials or articles against harmful organisms like pests or bacteria, by the action of the active substances contained in the biocidal product. This regulation aims to improve the functioning of the biocidal products market in the EU, while ensuring a high level of protection for humans and the environment”.

BPR legal text:

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Diversey’s purpose is to protect and care for people every day. Diversey has been, and always will be, a pioneer and facilitator for life. We constantly deliver revolutionary cleaning and hygiene technologies that provide total confidence to our customers across all of our global sectors, including: cleaning products, systems and services that efficiently integrate chemicals, machines and sustainability programs. This makes us unique among leading global hygiene and cleaning companies. Everything we do has our customers’ needs at its heart and is based on the belief that cleaning and hygiene are life essentials. With over 95 years of expertise, we safeguard our customers’ businesses, contributing to productivity improvements, lower total operating costs and brand protection. Diversey is headquartered in Fort Mill, SC, USA.

<div class="line">&nbsp;</div> <h2>About Solenis</h2> <p>Solenis is a leading global producer of specialty chemicals focused on delivering sustainable solutions for water-intensive industries, including consumer, industrial, institutional, food and beverage, and pool and spa water markets. Owned by Platinum Equity, the company&rsquo;s product portfolio includes a broad array of water treatment chemistries, process aids, functional additives, and cleaners and disinfectants, as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operational efficiencies, enhance product quality, protect plant assets, minimize environmental impact, and create cleaner and safer environments. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the company has 69 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe and employs a team of over 16,100 professionals in 130 countries across six continents. Solenis is a 2023 US Best Managed Company, recognized three years in a row.</p> <p>For additional information about Solenis, please visit <a href="/en/"></a> or follow us on social media.</p>



Catherine (Katy) Abernathy

Vice President, Corporate Communications