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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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    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

    EMC standards

    2021-03-08
    ProductIP
    Expert

    How to pick the applicable one(s) from more than 150 harmonised EMC standards Start be getting the latest summary list of Harmonised EMC standards from the European Commission’s website. Then proceed as follows

    Harmonised radio frequencies

    2021-03-08
    ProductIP
    Expert

    Wireless products require radio frequencies to work. The allocation of frequencies is done by each Member State in their regional frequency plans or registers. Once frequencies are allocated for a certain use, it is difficult to allocate these frequencies for other uses as well without causing interference with

    Low Voltage Directive (LVD)

    2021-03-08
    ProductIP
    Expert

    The following standards are no longer harmonised because member states raised formal objections. These standards are therefore no longer sufficient to declare conformity your products.

    National Chemical Restrictions - Sweden

    2021-03-05
    ProductIP
    Expert

    Sweden has additional national rules restricting certain substances in chemical products and articles in addition to existing European restrictions on chemical substances.

    Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP)

    2021-03-05
    ProductIP
    Expert

    POP is the abbreviation for Persistent Organic Pollutants. It is a group of chemicals that persist in the environment, bioaccumulate through the food web, and pose a severe risk to human health and the environment. Exposure to POPs can lead to cancer, endocrine disruption, reproductive and immune dysfunction, and

    Plastic food contact materials

    2021-03-02
    ProductIP
    Expert

    The EU has very specific rules on plastics in contact with food. What are the requirements?

    Le Point Vert inderdit en France?

    2021-03-02
    ProductIP
    Intermediate

    After 1 April 2021 it is no longer allowed to show Grüne Punkt in France The news that France forbids the use of the Grüne Punkt marking comes as a surprise to many companies. The Grüne Punkt (Green Dot / Le Point Vert) marking has become well-known since its introduction in the early 1990's

    Energy Labels

    2021-02-25
    ProductIP
    Experienced

    Consumers drive competition Energy labels make it simple for consumer to choose products that save money and energy. Companies have to innovate and supply more and more energy efficient products to keep a competitive advantage.