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Toy Updates: September 2021

Brexit is a fact, but what is actually changing when exporting toys to the UK?

Fresh Air: The Benefits of Effective Filtration

How effective are air purifiers at protecting us from pollution?

Why Consumers Should Be Concerned About Intellectual Property Rights

Fake products now account for 3.3% of global trade. SGS FIT IPR offers companies a more efficient way to protect consumers and their brands.

How Clinical Tests Help Consumers Fight the Visible Signs of Aging

A look at how clinical tests can help consumers defy the visible signs of aging with facial skin products.

Bathroom Renovations: Saving Water with High Quality Plumbing Products

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates household leaks waste one trillion gallons of water a year. The key to stopping this wastage is high quality domestic plumbing.

Why Electrical Product Manufacturers Should Take a Holistic Approach to Customer Satisfaction

SGS launches Total Solution Services to help E&E manufacturers meet the challenges of a connected world.

Durability of Clothing – Why It Matters?

“We only have one Planet Earth, and yet by 2050 we will be consuming as if we had three.” - Virginijus Sinkevičius, European EU Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries.

How Do Reforms to China’s Cosmetics Regulation Impact Consumers?

China has just reformed its new cosmetics regulation. What do these reforms mean and what are the benefits for consumers?

SGS Offers Globally Recognized Filtration Testing at New Chinese Laboratory

Focusing on SGS IBR’s new filtration testing laboratory in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China.

Toy Updates: April 2021

Learn more about EU toy safety directive 2009/48/EC.