This article is focused on the co-formulants used in Plant Protection Product (PPP) formulations, that are currently prohibited and others that face potential limitations or bans. It emphasizes the importance of consulting reliable sources to access up-to-date information, as pesticide regulations are subject to change based on emerging scientific evidence.

Co-formulants, also known as inert ingredients or adjuvants, are substances added to pesticide formulations to enhance their effectiveness, stability, or application properties. These co-formulants can include solvents, emulsifiers, surfactants, and other additives.

Regulations regarding co-formulants vary between countries, and specific co-formulants may be subject to different restrictions or bans based on their potential risks to human health, the environment, or their intended use. Pesticide regulations are typically enforced by government agencies responsible for agricultural or environmental protection.

To ensure accurate and current information regarding the status of co-formulants in pesticide formulations, it is advisable for researchers to refer to official sources such as government regulatory agencies, environmental protection agencies, or agricultural departments in the specific countries of interest. These organizations typically offer comprehensive details on approved co-formulants, prohibited substances, as well as any ongoing regulatory updates or proposed restrictions. Relying on these reliable sources ensures access to reliable and up-to-date information in this domain.

Enclosed is a file containing COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2021/383 OF 3 MARCH 2021, which amends annex III to regulation (EC) no 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and the Council. This document provides the comprehensive list of co-formulants that are prohibited from being included in Plant Protection Products (PPP). The official publication date in the Official Journal of the European Union is 4.3.2021. For reference, the list of banned co-formulants can be found on pages
L 74/11 to L 74/26.


Furthermore, here is some pertinent general information regarding co-formulants that may face potential limitations or bans in various countries. Please note that the table presented below is based on data accurate as of 2020, and therefore, the regulatory status of the substances listed may have undergone changes since then. It is crucial to consult the most recent official sources to obtain the latest and up-to-date information in this regard.

Co-formulants in PPP formulations with potential to be restricted or banned in selected countries (see in the file below)

Co-formulants in PPP formulations with potential to be restricted or banned in selected countries

The information presented above is intended to be beneficial for the development of new PPP formulations. Nevertheless, it is very important to acknowledge that pesticide regulations are subject to change as new scientific evidence arises. Therefore, it is imperative to consult the latest information from reputable sources to ensure accuracy and adherence to current regulations.