The Biocidal Product Regulations – Labelling of treated timber


The Biocidal Product Regulations (BPR) replaces the Biocidal Product Directive (BPD) on 1st September 2013. The Regulations are gradually being phased in, according to when the active substances in the preservative products used to treat wood are added to a list of approved substances.

From the 1st September 2013, the Regulations require that treated timber should be labelled with a list of the biocides present in the preservative used and information on the safe use of the treated article. The brand name or precise formulation of the preservative is not required.

Whilst the default requirement is for labelling of the treated article itself, the Regulations also state that where necessary, because of the size or the function of the treated article, the labelling may be printed on packaging, on the instructions for use, or on the warranty.

Celcure AC-500


Biocidal Product Regulation (EU 528/2012) Article 58 Information

Celcure AC-500 preserved wood is a “treated article” which incorporates biocidal products. Wood correctly preserved with Celcure AC-500 is protected against wood destroying
insects and wood rotting fungi.
Contains: Basic copper carbonate (Copper (II) carbonate – Copper (II) hydroxide (1:1)), Boric acid, Benzalkonium chloride.

Wear gloves when handling freshly treated wood.
Avoid breathing dust when cutting treated or untreated wood.
Dispose of off-cuts responsibly – do not burn.


Protim 418


Biocidal Product Regulation (EU 528/2012) Article 58 Information

Protim 418 preserved wood is a “treated article” which incorporates biocidal products. Wood correctly preserved with Protim 418 is protected against wood destroying insects and wood rotting fungi.
Contains: Permethrin, Propiconazole, Tebuconazole.

Wear gloves when handling freshly treated wood.
Avoid breathing dust when cutting treated or untreated wood.
Dispose of off-cuts responsibly – do not burn