Citrepel® 50 and Citrepel® 65 grades are covered by the “Euc Cit, hydrated cyclized” submission in the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR).

PMD (p-methane 3,8-diol) remains on the list of supported compounds under the 
EU Biocide Directive and is therefore fully allowed as an active within the European Union 
(subject to any local laws).

Biocidal Products Regulation

With regard to Citrepel® 75, Chemian Technology Limited has submitted a compliant notification in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1062/2014 to support the substance “Cymbopogon winterianus oil, fractionated, hydrated, cyclized”, redefined from the ‘orphan’ substance “Mixture of cis- and trans-p-menthane-3,8 diol (Citriodiol)”; CAS number: 42822-86-6. The notification was accepted and deemed compliant by European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) on 1 December 2017 and is supported by the Asset number: EU-0017756-0000.

Chemian Technology Limited is also present on ECHA’s List of notifications (published 8 December 2017) listed under Part I: List of compliant notifications as supporting the active substance “Cymbopogon winterianus oil, fractionated, hydrated, cyclized”.

Status Updates

Watch this space.

International Registrations

Registrations are also under way in countries where required, including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Thailand and others.

Please contact us for full information on our position regarding Biocidal Products Regulation and other registrations.


Citrepel® 75 meets the ecological and organic cosmetic standards outlined by ECOCERT. Click to access the certificates: Ecocert and Cosmos.