Press Releases

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Jan 9, 2017, 9:55 AM
As awareness within the textile industry increases regarding the harm caused by hazardous chemicals, more manufacturers are now using the 4C model for implementing an effective chemical management program.Read more...
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Jan 6, 2017, 10:50 AM
Belgium announces new regulations regarding food contact varnishes and coatings. The new law, issued via Royal Decree, entered into force on January 1, 2017Read more...
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Jan 4, 2017, 10:56 AM
Several Prop 65 settlements have been concluded in California relating to the use of lead in a wide variety of consumer products. The settlements ask for a variety of measures, including reformulation and/or the use of a Prop 65 warning.Read more...
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Jan 4, 2017, 10:39 AM
Several Californian Prop 65 settlements have been reached relating to the use of phthalates in certain consumer products. The settlements call for either reformulation or the inclusion of a Prop 65 warning. Read more...
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Jan 3, 2017, 9:15 PM
Several Prop 65 settlements have been concluded for a wide variety of consumer products. The settlements have resulted in an agreement to reformulate or provide a Prop 65 warning.Read more...
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Jan 3, 2017, 8:57 PM
The US state of Maine has issued a proposal to include two flame retardants in its list of Priority Chemicals. If accepted their presence in certain children’s products will require reporting to the DEP. Read more...
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Jan 3, 2017, 8:41 PM
California has concluded several Prop 65 settlements involving inclusion of DEHP in consumer products. The agreements require the reformulation of DEHP to levels equal or below 0.1% and, in some cases, a Prop 65 warning will be allowed. Read more...
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Jan 3, 2017, 8:41 PM
California has concluded several Prop 65 settlements involving inclusion of DEHP in consumer products. The agreements require the reformulation of DEHP to levels equal or below 0.1% and, in some cases, a Prop 65 warning will be allowed. Read more...
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Dec 2, 2016, 9:54 AM
ASTM International has updated its US Toy Standard and issued ASTM F963-16. Published on October 20, 2016, it contains several significant changes to the previous standard - ASTM F963-11.Read more...
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Dec 2, 2016, 9:46 AM
The US State of Washington has published proposals to amend the reporting rule and list of Chemicals of High Concern to Children (CHCC). The final proposed language is expected in January, and an additional public comment period will follow.Read more...