30 Jun
REACH SVHC List Updated – Now 191 Substances

On the 27 June 2018, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published the new updated REACH Candidate List with 10 new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs). Substances on REACH SVHC list are: substances meeting the criteria for classification as carcinogenic, …

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21 May
Managing And Qualifying Your Suppliers On REACH And RoHS

Companies manufacturing products or consumer parts that contain hazardous materials in the manufacturing process must comply with RoHS and REACH regulations. RoHS and REACH are two regulations that require compliance if a company intends to sell their products in the …

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12 Apr
Conflict minerals in EU – What it means for you and your business.

It’s a most conversable topic in the environment and material compliance space; In 2010, US Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act, with rules requiring SEC listed companies to disclose their use of conflict minerals viz., Tantalum, Tin, Tungsten or Gold (3TG). …

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8 Apr
The Latest Version of CMRT 5.10 – What’s New?

The CMRT or the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template, standardized reporting template developed by the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) that facilitates the transfer of information regarding 3TG minerals (Tantalum, Tungsten, Tin, Gold), it’s country of origin and smelters and refiners. In …

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6 Apr
CA Prop 65, Legislation!

What prompted the need for Prop65? Proposition 65, which is officially called the Act of Safe Drinking Water and Toxic enforcement, was first enacted as a part of the ballot initiative in the year 1986. This proposition was designed to …

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2 Apr
Additional Four Elements – ROHS 2015/863

Directive (EU) 2015/863 has Amended EU RoHS to Restrict 4 New Phthalates: DEHP, BBP, DBP and DIBP Bis(2-Ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP): max 0.1%: DIBP is an odorless plasticizer and has excellent heat and light stability. It is the lowest cost plasticizer …

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30 Mar
Major Changes In Latest Version – CMRT 5.0

Introduction: The Conflict Minerals Reporting Template which is also known as CMRT was initially developed by EICC (Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition) and GeSI (Global e-Sustainability Initiative). The CMRT is a standardized template for reporting the presence and origin of 3TG …

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26 Mar
What To Look Forward To In The Upcoming Candidate List?

As a trend, we have always seen ECHA come up with the updated Candidate List in December, but this year the list is scheduled to be published in January, 2017. Before the list is formally published, ECHA confirmed on the …

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23 Mar
CMRT v4.10 with updated Smelter List

The latest template by the CFSI CMRT, version 4.10 has been released on April 29th, 2016 that advises companies to start using version 4.10 over the next few months.The template is critical for companies who use conflict minerals like gold, …

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17 Mar
EU Court redefines Article: 2 major changes follow

On September 10, 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) released a ruling stating that the 0.1% threshold for notifying SVHCs in articles applies to “each of the articles incorporated as a component of a complex product” as a replacement …

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