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
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.
Since Brexit, the UK CPR has superseded the regulation (EU) No. 305/2011 in England, Scotland and Wales. The European CPR will remain to apply in Northern Ireland. The EU CPR is subject to CE-marking and the UK CPR is subject to UKCA marking.
The impact of Brexit on product compliance is big. The basis for almost all United Kingdom (UK) product legislation was based on EU-law.
The UK Cosmetics Regulation is applicable to cosmetics products sold in England, Scotland and Wales. Cosmetics products placed on the market in Northern Ireland are still covered by the EU Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009.
Food Contact Materials (FCMs) are materials that are intended to be in contact with food. Prior to Brexit, certain EU laws for FCMs took effect in the UK. This EU legislation is still the basis for UK legislation.
The EU Single Market consists of the Member States of the EU. The objective is that within the EU Single Market, products, capital, services and people can flow freely from one Member State to another Member State.
Is the EU Single Market in Europe only? Or are there territories outside of Europe that are somehow part of the EU Single Market? In this article, we will explain what kind of territories there are and whether or not they are a part of the EU and a part of the EU Single Market.
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This article explains why the EN 60335-series applies to your product and provides you with an overview of all 60335-standards.
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UKCA marking is a similar provision as the CE marking, however applicable for UK laws and the UK market.