Companies Represented

Ingredient suppliers, manufacturers and marketers, and testing laboratories and related services.

Products Represented

Products and ingredients designed to control or eliminate microbes in any environment and that are subject to antimicrobial and pesticide regulations.

Priority Issues 

Working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)… HCPA provided comments on two proposed test methods and associated testing guidance for evaluating antimicrobial pesticides against two biofilm bacteria, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus. The division’s members and staff remain engaged with the agency as the methods are finalized.

In March, HCPA provided extensive comments to EPA on two proposed test methods and associated testing guidance for evaluating the effectiveness of antimicrobial pesticides against Clostridium difficile. In September, EPA then released the “Methods and Guidance for Testing the Efficacy of Antimicrobial Products Against Spores of Clostridium difficile on Hard Non-Porous Surfaces.” HCPA continues to work with EPA until the guidance is finalized.

EPA’s antimicrobial division staff and HCPA staff held sharing sessions that proved extremely useful for new staff in both organizations. The first session in January covered: Product Ideas and Concepts; The Parts of a Formulation; Formula Development; and EPA Testing: Efficacy, Acute Toxicology, & Chemistry. A second successful session was held in June covering the importance of Interactions with EPA regions and regulators in other countries; State Regulations; Drivers for Formulation Changes and Retail Requirements.

If you’re concerned with these issues regarding Antimicrobial Products, contact us and learn how beneficial an HCPA membership could be.

Add Your Voice

Committees/Distribution Lists
General Division List
Antimicrobial Efficacy Group (AEG)
Communications Committee
Membership Committee
Nominations Committee
Regulatory Committee
Program Committee

To add yourself to a list, contact
Ligia D. Botelho

Product Types

Air Fresheners

Dual Purpose Air Fresheners/Disinfectants

Anti-microbial Agents

Other Antimicrobial Agents


Disinfectant (Aerosol)
Disinfectant (Non-Aerosol)
Mold and Mildew Retardant
Sanitizer (Aerosol)
Sanitizer (Non-Aerosol)

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