Propiconazole is currently used as the main active substance in biocidal products for wood preservation of window and door frames due to its high efficacy spectrum, even at low concentration. Its unique efficacy against all main fungi makes it an essential component in the long lifespan of wooden windows and doors.
Looking at the strict criteria that the wooden window and door industry must observe in Europe, in particular the need for supplying Use Class 3 protection for most applications, a non-renewal of Propiconazole would de-facto leave the industry without any acceptable solution for wood preservation. Such a decision would have a disastrous impact on the building sector which should instead prepare its decarbonization by gradual increase of wood-based materials.
EuroWindoor therefore strongly support a renewal of the approval of Propiconazole based on its limited risk for human health and for the environment, for the unique benefits it brings to fight climate change thanks to the preservation of wood (and carbon storage) for a long period of time, and for complete absence of alternatives in European Member States which threatens the entire value chain of the wood industry.
For further information please see:
EuroWindoor feedback to the consultation on derogation to the exclusion criteria for Propiconazole (July 2022)
EuroWindoor General Secretariat
60594 Frankfurt / Germany
Phone: +49 (69) 95 50 54 - 36
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