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EU – ECHA Added 4 New SVHCs to the Candidate List On January 16, 2020, the ECHA added four new SVHCs to the Candidate List. The addition of these new SVHCs brings the total number of entries to 205. January 23, 2020 Updates
Avoiding Disappointed Customers in the Toy Industry As manufacturers review sales during Christmas 2019 and turn their attention to Christmas 2020, how can they ensure their products are safe and meet the expectations of customers, thereby minimizing the risk of returns? January 22, 2020 Features
Factory and Shipping: Concerns About VOCs in the Shoe Industry Recent stories involving footwear manufacturing and shipping have highlighted the danger of VOCs in global supply chains. January 22, 2020 Features
Looking to the Future of Drone Regulations and Standards Commercial drone use is no longer restricted to photography. Advances in technology and use mean regulations are only just catching up. January 22, 2020 Features
Proving Skin Tolerance in the Cosmetics Industry To be successful in a challenging marketplace, manufacturers need to focus on supplying safe, compliant products that deliver on their claims. January 22, 2020 Features
Ready-Made Garments – New Capabilities in Hawassa, Ethiopia Our textile and garment laboratory in Hawassa, reinforces Ethiopia’s development as a hub for ready-made garment exports to Europe and the USA. January 22, 2020 Features
Thailand Bans Plastic Microbeads in Cosmetic Products From January 1 2020, Thailand will officially ban the use of plastic microbeads in the import, production and sale of cosmetics. January 22, 2020 Updates
SGS to Exhibit at IPPE Atlanta Visit SGS at this year’s International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) trade show in Atlanta, Georgia, January 28-30, 2020. January 22, 2020 Business News
The Hidden Plastic in Teabags Global Plastic Action Plan (GPAP) estimates 8 million tonnes of plastic leak into our oceans every year and that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in our seas. We are all aware of the issues surrounding single-use plastic food contact products such as water bottles, straws, cutlery, etc., but perhaps a less well-known source of single-use plastic is the teabag. January 22, 2020 Features
China Released New Product Standard – FZ/T 73063-2019 (Knitted Maternity Garments) China implemented its new product standard for knitted maternity garments on November 1st, 2019. January 21, 2020 Updates