Press Releases

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Apr 17, 2018, 4:07 PM
The US EPA brings forward the compliance date for formaldehyde emissions in composite wood products to June 1, 2018.Read more...
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Apr 17, 2018, 1:17 PM
With immediate effect, Jordan has banned the importation, manufacture, possession and sale of toy slimes.Read more...
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Apr 12, 2018, 9:26 AM
Brazil is planning to introduce new restrictions similar to the EU’s RoHS on the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. Read more...
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Apr 11, 2018, 10:22 AM
Washington has approved measures to introduce regulations on perfluorinated chemicals (PFC) in food contact materials and articles. If an alternative can be found in time, the regulations will come into effect on January 1, 2022. Read more...
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Apr 9, 2018, 1:30 PM
The European Commission has released its 2017 RAPEX Annual Report. The latest version shows stabilization in the number of notifications and member state follow-up actions. Read more...
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Apr 9, 2018, 9:03 AM
China’s new version of GB/T 11951-2018: Natural Fibers – Terminology will be implemented on September 1, 2018Read more...
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Apr 7, 2018, 8:38 AM
The European Commission has issued a proposal to restrict the use of CMR in certain textile products. The changes would mean an amendment to Annex XVII of REACH. Read more...
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Apr 4, 2018, 9:07 PM
China has revised its national standards for Men’s suits and coats– GB/T 2664-2017 and Women’s suits and coats– GB/T 2665-2017. Both standards come into effect on July 1, 2018.Read more...
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Apr 4, 2018, 8:56 PM
Several US states have introduced bills to restrict the use of certain flame retardants in some consumer products. The scope and type of flame retardant included in the legislation is dependent upon the jurisdiction.Read more...
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Mar 22, 2018, 9:48 AM
California has altered its definition for PET plastic to exclude PETG. This will aid the separation of materials prior to recycling and will come into effect on October 1, 2018.Read more...