Press Releases

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Jul 31, 2017, 4:37 PM
Recent changes to EU standards for outdoor furniture mean that manufacturers and suppliers must confirm their products remain compliant with European law. SGS offers a range of services to help clarify the situation. Read more...
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Jul 31, 2017, 4:26 PM
Sedex has launched the latest version of its ethical trading audit, SMETA V6.0. SGS has over 650 auditors who can offer audits to this latest version in most sourcing countries.Read more...
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Jul 21, 2017, 1:45 PM
The Chinese authorities abolished 2,749 industry standards on June 2, 2017, including several relating to Softline production. Manufacturers are now advised to check their compliance with current standards.Read more...
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Jul 21, 2017, 10:13 AM
Following the adoption of its preliminary opinion on strengthening migration limits for Aluminum in Toys, SCHEER and the EC have launched a public consultation on the proposal, which ends in September 2017.Read more...
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Jul 21, 2017, 9:54 AM
California has added penta-BDE mixture to its list of substances, held under Prop 65. Stakeholders have until July 7, 2018, to provide a clear and reasonable warning. Read more...
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Jul 20, 2017, 8:24 PM
The German BVL has recently reduced the ‘Technically Avoidable’ Levels for many heavy metals in cosmetic products. This is in response to better manufacturing techniques and greater awareness of the dangers of contamination. Read more...
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Jul 20, 2017, 8:15 PM
Without industry-wide consensus, SGS offers advice to companies on how to express the hazardous area code on ‘Ex’ Marking.Read more...
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Jul 20, 2017, 6:29 PM
With no harmonized Europe-wide regulations for Food Contact Materials (FCM), manufacturers and importers need to be sure they are compliant with the rules affecting their markets. SGS offers a range of solutions to help businesses remain compliant.Read more...
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Jul 20, 2017, 11:22 AM
Poor attachment of the outsole to the upper is the number one cause of shoe failure. Manufacturers need to employ best practice to avoid reputation damage and loss of sales.Read more...
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Jul 18, 2017, 11:24 AM
Turkey has published new regulations for the management of chemical substances. This landmark piece of legislation is similar to the EU’s REACH regulations and will enter into force on December 23, 2017.Read more...