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Repair is Better Than Replace: France’s New Reparability Index for Electronic Products

77% of Europeans would rather repair than replace a damaged electronic product. We look at France’s new reparability index for electronics.

On Your Bike: Why Consumers Are Increasingly Choosing E-Bikes

2020 saw a boom in bike sales as e-bikes became the commuter's transportation of choice during the pandemic.

SGS Offers Extensive Testing Capabilities to Toy Manufacturers in Mexico City

SGS opens new toy testing laboratory in Mexico City.

Safer Roads Through Connectivity

A look at how connected vehicles are making our roads safer and improving the driving experience.

SGS Govmark Offers World-class Fire, Flammability and Physical Testing Capabilities to North American Customers

SGS Govmark offers extensive fire, flammability and physical testing capabilities to North American and international customers.

The Growing Market for Organic Cotton

We look at the subject of cotton to see how manufacturers can ensure their products are truly organic.

Saving Lives with the Right Ventilator for Critical Care Patients

A look at how COVID-19 increased demand for ventilators, the importance of having the right ventilator, and the EU standards that apply to critical care ventilators.

Accessing the Growing Market for Smart Wearable Devices

A look at the requirements manufacturers must consider when accessing the growing market for smart wearable devices.

A Better Way to Design Safe Juvenile Products

A look at how juvenile product manufacturers can reduce development times by adopting a more proactive approach to safety assessments.

Answering the Problems of a Circular Economy for Food Contact Plastics

We explore how to create a true circular economy that provides safe products from recycled plastic materials.