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European Commission continues to clamp down on non-compliance

REACH legislation restricting the use of hazardous substances should be common knowledge within the jewellery industry, at least for those wishing to trade within the EU. However, yet again RAPEX - the European Commission's rapid alert system for dangerous products - has highlighted offenders, in their final report for 2017, still manufacturing jewellery containing concerning levels of lead and cadmium. Although it is encouraging to see that the EC continues to be dilig…

By admin | Jan 2nd, 2018
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** Chromium VI in Leather Products - Changing Legislation now in place!**

As of May 1st 2015, Chromium is now regulated throughout the EU by the REACH Regulations and all sectors of the supply chain should be aware of the new legislation. The amendment of REACH Annex XVII of (EC) No 1907/2006 regarding Chromium VI compounds in leather articles and articles containing leather parts now restricts Chromium VI content to a very low 3 mg/kg (0.0003%). This is in line with legislation already in place in European nations such as Germany.

By admin | May 1st, 2015
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IS YOUR PACKAGING EU COMPLIANT?

 The European standardisation body (CEN) formulated six European standards that further specified the essential requirements of directive 94/62/ EC. The identification system is currently voluntary but many European suppliers have accepted this as the norm and are following the regulations as a matter of course. In order to try to limit long term detrimental impact on the environment certain heavy metals are restricted under Article 11 of the Packaging directive.  A maximum conce…

By admin | Nov 14th, 2014
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NEW UPDATED EDITABLE TEST APPLICATION FORMS NOW AVAILABLE FROM THE ANALYTICAL LABORATORY

     Click on the image above and fill in the Nickel, Lead & Cadmium test application form if you require any of the following tests: Nickel release, our UNIQUE Crystal Glass test, Lead content or Cadmium content testing, unique quick tests, full tests and combined tests are available (Make sure to pick the relevant standard which is applicable to the market place where the item is to be sold). CHEMICAL TEST APPLICATION FORM Click on the image above and fill in the P…

By admin | Aug 7th, 2014
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