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      Deforestation-Free Products

      2024-03-13
      ProductIP
      Intermediate

      The main driver of deforestation and forest degradation is the expansion of agricultural land, which is linked to the production of seven commodities: cattle, cocoa, coffee, oil palm, rubber, soya, and wood; and some of their derived products, such as leather or furniture.

      Microplastics

      2023-11-13
      ProductIP
      Intermediate

      Overall, around 145,000 tonnes of microplastics are estimated to be used in the EU each year. And 42,000 tonnes of these microplastics end up in the environment from products intentionally containing them. The largest contribution with up to 16,000 tonnes is made by granules from artificial turf pitches.

      GENERAL PRODUCT SAFETY

      2023-05-25
      ProductIP
      Intermediate

      There are many directives and regulations that address product compliance. Still it is practically impossible to cover all risks for all consumer products. The solution is a broad-based legislation to fill possible gaps and to complement existing and future legislation.

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      Chemical numeric identifiers

      2024-06-11
      ProductIP
      Experienced

      Chemical numeric identifiers are crucial for accurately identifying and managing chemicals listed in a Bill of Materials (BOM) or a Bill of Substances (BOS), ensuring chemical product compliance, and helping quality and regulatory assurance managers communicate clearly within the supply chain.

      Microplastics

      2023-11-13
      ProductIP
      Intermediate

      Overall, around 145,000 tonnes of microplastics are estimated to be used in the EU each year. And 42,000 tonnes of these microplastics end up in the environment from products intentionally containing them. The largest contribution with up to 16,000 tonnes is made by granules from artificial turf pitches.

      SVHC and SCIP

      2023-05-02
      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.

      Child-resistant fastenings

      2022-09-29
      ProductIP
      Intermediate

      Hundreds of incidents occur yearly where children are harmed after contact with dangerous chemicals. According to national poison centres these accidents happen frequently with household chemical products that require child-resistant fastenings.

      The route to become a SVHC

      2022-02-11
      ProductIP
      Experienced

      Twice per year, around January and July, more SVHC’s are included in the “Candidate List”. The obligations for the additional SVHC’s come into effect immediately. Understanding the steps that lead to the final decision will help you to avoid surprises and take action before the deadline.

      BREXIT - UK REACH is no EU REACH

      2021-10-08
      ProductIP
      Intermediate

      BREXIT affects the business for consumer products on the UK market dramatically. The legal obligations that apply to consumer products under EU REACH are extensive. The same goes for UK REACH applicable on the UK market.

      Smart chemical testing plan for metals & alloys

      2021-06-04
      ProductIP
      Expert

      How to make a smart, reasonable cost effective testing plan for chemical safety for non-food consumer products? Or how to avoid unnecessary costs on chemical analysis?

      Test plan for polymeric Food Contact Materials

      2021-05-28
      ProductIP
      Expert

      What kind of laboratory analysis respectively tests are required for plastic, rubber or silicone Food Contact Materials (FCM) and articles?

      CMR Substances

      2021-05-21
      ProductIP
      Intermediate

      CMR substances are chemical substances (or mixtures) of specific concern due to the long term and serious effects that they may have on human health. 

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