The biocidal products are defined as the “any substance or mixture, in the form in which it is supplied to the user, consisting of, containing or generating one or more active substances, with the intention of destroying, deterring, rendering harmless, preventing the action of, or otherwise exerting a controlling effect on, any harmful organism by any means other than mere physical or mechanical action.” (Regulation (EU) No 528/2012)
QACS Ltd evaluates the efficacy of biocidal products ( and ) using a variety of European Standard Protocols developed by the CEN-European Committee for Standardization.
The EN methods are designed to evaluate the bactericidal, fungicidal and yeasticidal activity of a product used in food, industrial, domestic, institutional or medical area, under various conditions.
The according to EN are divided into different phases and stages that depict the similarity of the tests to practical conditions.
• Phase 1 Test methods: quantitative suspension tests to evaluate the basic bactericidal or fungicidal activity. (EN 1040 bactericidal activity, EN 1275 fungicidal activity)
• Phase 2, step 1 Test Methods: quantitative suspension tests to evaluate the bactericidal or fungicidal activity , which are carried out in the presence of organic load. (EN 1276 & EN 13727 bactericidal, EN 1650 & EN13624 fungicidal)
• Phase 2, step 2 Test Methods: other tests simulating the conditions during practical use. (handwash-EN 1499, handrub-EN 1500, surface test-EN 13697)