Are you dealing with Quaternary Ammonium Compounds?
We have a solution that will save you
time, cost and resources for your dossier preparation
An umbrella consortium from CEHTRA in collaboration with Steptoe
to cover all Quaternary Ammonium Compounds and Disinfectants PT Combinations
What is QuAC?
According to the latest update of the ECHA working program the active substances Didecyldimethylammonium chloride (DDAC – CAS 7173-51-5) and Alkyl (C12-16) dimethylbenzyl ammonium chloride (ADBAC/BKC (C12-16) – CAS 68424-85-1) are planned to be discussed for approval in PT1 and PT2 at the Biocidal Products Committee meeting (BPC-41) from Nov 29 to Dec 3, 2021.
From our experience, it takes about two years from BPC meeting until approval date of the active substance(s). At that time your BPR biocidal product dossiers need to be submitted to be able to keep your products on the market. The approval date of DDAC and BKC can therefore be expected by December 2023. As the time frame for preparation of dossiers and performing required studies can be time very consuming, we recommend to start with dossier preparation for your biocidal product or biocidal product family as soon as possible.
QuAC is an umbrella consortium created by CEHTRA and Steptoe to cover all Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) and/or PT combinations. By joining this consortium, QuAC members can save time, resources and costs for risk package or participation in complete generic dossiers.
Level 1: Companies having Interest in Biocidal products containing QUATs
Level 2: Companies having interest in Biocidal products containing specific QUAT and/or combination of QUATs - Risk package (at least 2 companies sharing the same use(s))
Level 3: Companies having interest in Generic Biocidal product(s) belonging to a
Generic Biocidal product family – Generic BPF dossier (Products with similar
compositions according to the new BPF concept)
Own dossier(s)+ Generic dossier(s)
Sharing of costs for generation of risk evaluation
No dossier submission within Umbrella Consortium
Minimum level of sub-group participation
Complete Generic Dossier(s)
Products with similar composition in the BPF
Limited use combinations
Different BPFs and/or BPs under
Less flexibility in terms of products
compositions – Generic dossier
Costs and Next steps
Interested to know more about the estimated costs for participation to this consortium and next steps to register your interest, please get in touch with our contact points at CEHTRA and Steptoe (see below) who will be able to help you with all your questions and happy to assist you step by step with your registration to QuAC.