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Peracetic Acid Registration Group (PAR)

The Peracetic Acid Registration Group (PAR) supports the approval of peracetic acid (CAS 79-21-0; EC 201-186-8) as an active substance under the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) (EU/528/2012). 

PAR members are:

Inclusion of peracetic acid in the European Biocides Scheme (Biocidal Products Regulation (EU/528/2012) 

 The Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) (EU/528/2012) was adopted in 2012 and became applicable on 1st September 2013. The BPR aims to improve the functioning of the internal market through the harmonisation of the rules on the making available on the market and the use of biocidal products, while ensuring a high level of protection of both human and animal health and the environment. The BPR replaced the Biocidal Products Directive (BPD) 98/8/EC previously in force since 2000. 

More information on the BPR: the European Chemicals Agency's website (ECHA):

Status of the peracetic acid dossier as an active substance under the European Biocides Scheme

Information for suppliers of peracetic acid as a biocidal active substance in view of compliance with Article 95 of the BPR

Information for product authorisation under the BPR


Validated analytical method for peracetic acid

PAR has developed a standard analytical method for peracetic acid. This method has been validated by a Round Robin Test.

Test procedure - Determination of Peracetic Acid


Useful information


Flore Cognat
PAR Secretariat
+32 2 676 72 03

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