represents manufacturers of wood preservatives in the European
Union. Members are based in or operate in all of the member
states of the E.U. and represent the leaders in the market.
The Group has representation on the European Biocidal Product
Forum (EBPF) sector group of the European Chemical Industry
Council (CEFIC) responding to developing EU regulations and
directives affecting the use of biocidal products. In addition
EWPM meets directly with European Commission and member state
representatives and their consultants.
CEN/TC 38 is responsible for the development of European
Standards in the field of wood preservation. CEN/TC 351 covers
assessment of substances used in construction products. EWPM
group has observer status on both committees and is active in
their working groups.
Technical guidelines for assessment of various aspects of the
safety of wood preservatives are being developed by the
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) in
cooperation with EWPM.
EWPM acts as the focus for all technical and scientific aspects
of wood preservation at the European level.