January 05, 2021
The ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) is building the SCIP Online Database to improve the SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) reporting transparency. SCIP stands for Substances of Concern In articles, as such, or in complex objects (Products). Here is the timeframe of the SCIP Database implementation: Autumn 2019: launch of a user test group and a stakeholder workshop at ECHA (preliminary date 12 November) Early 2020: launch of the prototype version of the database July 2020: deadline for...
January 01, 2021
The European Union published on May 19th, 2017 the Conflict Minerals ban regulation # 2017/821. Similar to the US Dodd-Frank act and according to article 1(1), the idea is to ‘’curtail opportunities for armed groups and security forces to trade tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold.’’ Due diligence obligations apply to upstream companies (i.e. mining companies, raw material traders, smelters and refiners) as well as downstream companies that import metal-stage products. This...

July 01, 2020
From July 1st, 2020, the voluntary German GS-Mark requires new evaluation and specifications for the restriction of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), such a Benzo[a]pyrene. Among other things, new consumer products for children will fall into the scope. More details are available on standard AfPS GS 2019:01 PAK Don't hesitate to contact us for any questions.
January 01, 2020
Ever tried to register and report your electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) in various EU Member State? If so, as a producer, you've certainly faced multiple registration and reporting formats from a Member State to another. This burdensome administrative implementation has jeopardized the efficiency of the WEEE 2012/19/EU Directive over the years. Fortunately, the Regulation 2019/290 establishing a single format for registration and reporting of producers of electrical and electronic...

October 29, 2019
Product environmental compliance is constantly evolving worldwide over the years. Major changes are impacting the electronic industry and will certainly affect your products compliance management system.
September 29, 2019
7 types of substances are under investigation and consultation for their potential inclusion to EU RoHS list of restricted substances. These hazardous substances, which are used in various applications in electrical and electronic equipment, are: Beryllium & its compounds Cobalt Dichloride & Cobalt Sulphate Diantimony Trioxide (flame retardant) Indium Phosphide Medium Chain Chlorinated Paraffins (MCCPs) Nickel Sulphate & Nickel Sulfamate Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBP-A) (flame...

September 26, 2019
Product environmental compliance is constantly evolving worldwide over the years. Major changes are impacting the electronic industry and will certainly affect your products compliance management system.
September 16, 2019
Integrating EU product environmental requirements into Environmental Management System

August 08, 2019
July 22, 2019
The European Union has passed the delegated Directive 2015/863 (sometimes also referred as RoHS 3), amending the annex II of Directive 2011/65/EU (also called RoHS recast) and adding 4 phthalates to the restricted substances list: BBP, DBP, DEHP and DIBP.

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