13 Aug
Get Ready! European regulation on Conflict Minerals is implemented

The European Union Conflict Minerals Regulation adopted in June 2017, will take effect on 1st Jan 2021, starting with importers, smelters and refiners of tungsten, tin, tantalum and gold (3TG).It requires the EU companies to ensure they import the minerals …

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3 Aug
GHS Revision 8 and Major Changes

The UN Economic Commission for Europe has published 8th revised edition of GHS. The electronic version is still not released and is expected to release by end of September 2019. The major changes in the new version are New classification …

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18 Jul
Reach SVHC List updated-Four new substances added

On 16th July, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has updated REACH SVHC list by adding 4 new substances having properties given below. Toxicity to reproduction Endocrine disruption Very Persistent and Very Bioaccumulative (vPvB) substances Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic (PBT) The …

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24 Jun
Does your company fall under expiring RoHS exemptions? Time to check!!!!

When the European Union implemented RoHS, they understood the industry was not ready for a full restriction. As part of the RoHS implementation, exemptions were created for defined specific permitted uses for these substances. Each exemption was assigned an expiry …

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20 Jun
RoHS Compliance – FAQ

What is RoHS compliance? RoHS,Restriction of the Use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment is a product level compliance. It is based on the European Union’s Directive 2002/95/EC. What are the restricted materials mandated under RoHS? The …

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27 May
New Conflict Mineral Reporting template has released – Revisionv5.12

CMRT 5.12 was released on 26th April 2019 and is available on the RMI (Responsible Minerals Initiative) website. The new CMRT comes up with a few minor changes when compared to 5.11. CMRT is a free standard template that helps …

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15 Mar
ECHA Proposes To Restrict Intentionally Added Microplastics

ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) has submitted a proposal for a new regulation to restrict microplastic particles that have been added intentionally in consumer and commercial products. What are microplastics? Microplastics are tiny particles of plastic material, typically smaller than 5 …

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14 Feb
Do your products comply with the ROHS 2 delegated directive 2015/863?

Any business that sells electrical/electronic products, sub-assemblies or components directly to EU countries, or sells to resellers, distributors or integrators that in turn sell products to EU countries, are required to comply with EU RoHS Directive The European Commission published …

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21 Jan
Reach SVHC List updated – 6 new substances added

On the 15 January 2019, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced six new additions to the REACH candidate list of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) having below properties Carcinogenic, toxic to reproduction, Persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic (PBT) Very persistent …

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25 Sep
REACH Authorisation List – Public Consultation For 18 New Substances

ECHA made an announcement inviting inputs from importers and manufacturers for including 18 new substances under the REACH Authorisation list. Companies importing these substances can submit comments until 5th December 2018. These substances are listed in Annex XIV to REACH. …

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