Press Releases

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Feb 15, 2018, 9:53 AM
Vinylidene chloride has been listed under California Proposition 65 as a chemical known to cause cancer. From December 29, 2018, suppliers will be required to provide a ‘clear and reasonable’ warning.Read more...
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Feb 14, 2018, 9:58 AM
Vehicle manufacturers are being encouraged by SGS-TÜV Saar to book onto a one-day course in anticipation of new ISO standards for automotive electrical and electronic systems set to come into force in May 2018.Read more...
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Feb 14, 2018, 9:46 AM
The European Commission has published new restrictions on the use of D4 and D5 in wash-off cosmetic products. The new regulations come into effect on February 1, 2020. Read more...
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Feb 14, 2018, 9:35 AM
Australia has published a new standard for swimming and flotation aids that will replace the existing regulations on December 20, 2019. Until that date, both the old and new standards may be used.Read more...
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Feb 9, 2018, 9:43 AM
On November 21, 2017, the EU published Directive (EU) 2017/2102 to amend RoHS. The update alters the restriction’s scope and exemption validity periods. Read more...
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Feb 8, 2018, 10:00 AM
Canada has published proposals to ban asbestos. If accepted, the ban is expected to come into effect in early 2019. Read more...
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Feb 7, 2018, 9:34 AM
Down jackets offer exemplary insulating characteristics, but not all down jackets are the same. SGS explains what makes the perfect down jacket.Read more...
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Feb 6, 2018, 9:39 AM
The US ENERGY STAR program has been highly successful since its instigation in 1992. SGS looks at some of the ways and reasons it has succeeded.Read more...
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Feb 6, 2018, 9:20 AM
Following a period of stability, with only conservative rises in the rate of the legal minimum wage, 2017 saw an average increase of 9.69%. Read more...
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Feb 1, 2018, 10:23 AM
Singapore has introduced new measures to regulate SCCP, PCN and trichlorfon. These will expand the list of controlled hazardous substances under the EPMA and will become effective on June 30, 2018.Read more...