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New ingredient approval a major challenge

4:11 PM MDT | September 23, 2013 | —Vincent Valk

The global market for biocides is characterized by a vast array of end uses and a limited number of products. The latter is due to stringent regulatory requirements, especially in developed markets such as the United States and Europe, which require costly and time-consuming testing and approval for new biocide active ingredients. BWA Water Additives (Atlanta) says that it took a couple of years for its new biocide active, tributyl tetradecyl phosphonium chloride (TTPC), to go through all the necessary testing and approval procedures in the United States in the...

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