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    What are plastics and rubbers?

    2021-03-08
    ProductIP
    Experienced

    Plastics and rubber materials are both made from the same families of polymers. The polymers are mixed with a complex blend of materials known as additives. Rubbers are elastomers, these are polymers with an elastic property. This elasticity differentiates rubbers from plastics

    The Möbius loop

    2021-02-24
    ProductIP
    Intermediate

    Article 8 of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive 94/62/EC defines the marking and identification of packaging materials. The identification of the nature of the packaging material facilitates collection, reuse, recovery and recycling of packaging.

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    CE-marking your product (or not to)

    2021-02-23
    ProductIP
    Experienced

    The letters ‘CE’ appear on many products in the EU. CE stands for the French ‘Conformité Européenne’, which translates to ‘European Compliance’. Manufacturers of products with the CE-marking declare that the products meet high safety, health and environmental protection requirements in response to EU legislation.

    Regulation on Mutual Recognition of Goods

    2021-02-23
    ProductIP
    Experienced

    Per 19 April 2020 there is a new Regulation applicable regarding the Mutual Recognition of Goods (EU) 2019/515, replacing the previous Regulation on recognition of goods: (EC) 764/2008. This Regulation applies to goods of any type, including agricultural products, and to administrative decisions taken by a competent

    New energy labels and the EPREL register

    2021-02-23
    ProductIP
    Experienced

    A new framework for energy labelling Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 sets a new framework for energy labelling. It replaced the energy label directive 2010/30/EU and came into force on 1 August 2017.

    Construction Products without CE marking

    2021-02-23
    ProductIP
    Experienced

    The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) requires mandatory CE marking for construction products covered by a harmonised standard. Compliant construction products with CE marking can be placed legally on the market in any Member State.

    Is it packaging - yes or no?

    2021-02-23
    ProductIP
    Experienced

    Article 3 of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) 94/62/EC defines this: ‘Packaging’ shall mean all products made of any materials of any nature to be used for the containment, protection, handling, delivery and presentation of goods, from raw materials to processed goods, from the producer to

    RoHS: Restriction of Hazardous Substances

    2021-02-23
    ProductIP
    Experienced

    The first directive on Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in electrical & electronic equipment (EEE) was published back in 2003. On 3 January 2013 the second directive (RoHS2) came into force: Directive 2011/65/EU.

    Child appealing products

    2021-02-22
    ProductIP
    Experienced

    Every product can be played with by a child, but when becomes a product a toy?

    Assessment and Verification of Constancy of Performance

    2021-02-22
    ProductIP
    Expert

    The performance assessment systems of Construction Products Regulation (EU) 305/2011.

    SVHC and SCIP

    2021-02-22
    ProductIP
    Experienced

    REACh Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 is the major and very comprehensive chemical legislation for the EU. It ensures a high level of protection of human health and the environment from chemical risks. REACh regulates chemical substances on their own, but it also sets the rules for these substances in articles.

    Battery collection and recycling

    2021-02-22
    ProductIP
    Experienced

    How have Member States implemented Battery Directive 2006/66/EC of 6 September 2006 on (waste) batteries and accumulators and what are the consequences for producers, importers and retailers?