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    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. 

    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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    The UK CPR versus The EU CPR

    2021-12-10
    ProductIP
    Intermediate

    Since Brexit, the UK CPR has superseded the regulation (EU) No. 305/2011 in England, Scotland and Wales.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.

    What is UKCA marking?

    2021-10-13
    ProductIP
    Intermediate

    UKCA marking is a similar provision as the CE marking, however applicable for UK laws and the UK market.

    Biocides and preservatives for textiles

    2021-03-08
    ProductIP
    Expert

    Biocides are chemicals intended to kill or destroy living (micro)organisms. Preservatives are chemicals used in textiles to prevent the growth of microorganisms. Both biocides and preservatives are biocidal substances which are regulated due to major health and environmental concerns.

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.