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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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    Standards related to packaging

    2021-02-22
    ProductIP
    Experienced

    The European PPWD Directive 94/62/EC defines requirements for the design and environmental impact of packaging and packaging waste (PPW)

    Standards for multimedia products

    2021-02-22
    ProductIP
    Experienced

    Multimedia product standards will end confusion for many consumer products.

    Battery Directive

    2021-02-22
    ProductIP
    Experienced

    The main objective of the Battery Directive 2006/66/EC is to minimise the negative impact of waste batteries on the environment, in particular the impact of three problematic heavy metals: mercury, lead and cadmium. The Battery Directive also defines the obligations for the labelling of batteries.

    Treated Articles & Biocides

    2021-02-22
    ProductIP
    Experienced

    There are many products which may be treated with biocides, what are the rules?

    You need a Bill of Materials (BOM)

    2021-02-22
    productip
    Intermediate

    Restricted and banned chemical substances are the major reason for recalls of non-food consumer goods in the EU. About 40% of the recalls in the EU are related to chemical risks.

    Crossed-out Wheeled Bin

    2021-02-22
    ProductIP
    Beginner

    Required dimensions of the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol on a battery:

    Construction Products Regulation

    2021-02-22
    ProductIP
    Intermediate

    On July 1st, 2013, the Construction Products Directive (CPD) that was in introduced in 1988 has been replaced by the Construction Products Regulation (CPR).

    Dangerous drawstrings and cords

    2021-02-19
    ProductIP
    Beginner

    Children’s clothes are withdrawn from the market for the same reason: “The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of cords in the neck and waist areas. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.”

    LEDS, Toys, EN 62115

    2021-02-19
    ProductIP
    Expert

    LEDS and Lasers