Biocides are an important part of the leather production process, ensuring quality and preventing damage by inhibiting the growth of bacteria and fungi within the product. While manufacturers are understandably keen to capitalise on the benefits biocides offer, there are many environmental and safety concerns with which they must contend, and strict EU regulations to which they must adhere.TÜV SÜD’s free webinar will equip businesses with the knowledge they need to employ biocides effectively, ensuring the safety of their products, their customers and the environment.
What are biocides?
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When should biocides be used?
How are biocides regulated in Europe?
What is a ‘treated article’?
Dr. Benedikt Hendan
Team Leader, Chemical and Softlines Testing, TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH
Dr. Benedikt Hendan has over 5 years of experience as the laboratory manager of the Chemical and Softlines laboratory of TÜV SÜD Product Service in Frankfurt a. M., Germany.
In his role, he is responsible for the testing of leather, footwear and textiles and support customers inter alia in creating RSL and trouble shooting. Furthermore, he is a member of the Biozide, Restricted Substances List (RSL) and testing methods working groups of CADS (CADS – Cooperation at DSI – deals with the subject of hazardous substances in shoes and actively seeks to prevent their use).
Dr Hendan holds a doctorate in Natural Sciences from the University of Paderborn.