For the registration of biocides, we conduct efficacy tests with product groups PT 18 (insecticides, acaricides, products against other arthropods) and PT 19 (repellents and attractants) according to international standards and guidelines. If no guidelines are available for certain products or applications, we work according to test protocols based on current scientific literature.
International organisations defining guidelines and standards are e.g.:
- American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM)
- American Type Culture Collection (ATTCC)
- European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
- United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Some of the guidelines which are important for us are listed below.
DIN EN 17487:2021-08. Protective clothing – Garments with permethrin as-treated articles supporting the protection against tick bites (prEN 17487:2021).
ASTM E938 / E938M-12. Standard Test Method for Effectiveness of Liquid, Gel, Cream, or Shampoo Insecticides Against Adult Human Lice (Withdrawn 2017). 2012. ASTM International.
ASTM E1517-13. Standard Test Method for Determining the Effectiveness of Liquid, Gel, Cream, or Shampoo Insecticides Against Human Louse Ova (Withdrawn 2017). 2013. ASTM International.
AATCC TM194. Assessment of the Anti-House Dusts Mite Properties of Textiles under Long-Term Test Condidtions. 2013. American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists.