BS EN 15458:2022 pdf download – Paints And Varnishes. Laboratory Method For Testing The Efficacy Of Film Preservatives In A Coating Against Algae.
BS EN 15458 identifies criteria to assess efficacy of film preservatives in a coating against algae.The results of the method allow evaluation of an active substance with regard to its inclusion in Annex I of the Biocidal Product Regulation 528/2012 (Regulation EU No 528/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2012 concerning the placing of biocidal products on the market-BPR).
The characteristics of the biocide treated coating material should conform to national regulations with regard to health,safety and the environment.
BS EN 15458 specifies a laboratory test method for determining the biocidal or biostatic efficacy of single active substances or combinations thereof used in film preservatives of coatings against algal growth.The document does not apply to coatings unsusceptible to algal growth.The test method covers only active substances for film preservation,not the substrate itself,e.g.wood,which is dealt with in another standard.The test method is applicable for active substances used for wood protection and masonry coatings.It is not applicable to marine coatings.
Safety,health and environmental aspects are not in the scope of this document.
Determination of the performance of film preservatives in coatings by applying ageing procedures is not within the scope of this document.