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Global Initiatives to Reduce Single-use Plastics

Consumer awareness of the threat of single-use plastics is on the rise and governments are beginning to act. Businesses must now be proactive in finding alternatives to single-use plastic. Read More

  1. Hardgoods
January 09 2019

The Long Road to Implementing GB 9706.1:20XX for Medical Electrical Equipment in China

Since the introduction of IEC 60601-1, 3.1 edition, China has been looking at introducing its own version of the medical product standard. In this article we see why it has taken so long. Read More

  1. Electrical and Electronics
January 09 2019

Making Sure Your Business Benefits from a Royal Wedding

Events such as a royal wedding have a profound effect upon sales and trends in the fashion industry. How can manufacturers take advantage? Read More

  1. Softlines
January 09 2019

Understanding Textile Chemicals: Using Knowledge to Protect People and the Environment

The clothing industry is now considered by some to be the second worst industrial polluter in the world, so how can the industry improve its record? Read More

  1. Softlines
January 09 2019

Now it is Even Colder in Buxton

Oil exploration in arctic areas drives down temperatures at SGS’s Ex testing laboratory in England’s Peak District National Park. Read More

  1. Electrical and Electronics
January 09 2019

Gas Appliances – Successfully Accessing Your Market

SGS offers a range of testing solutions to help manufacturers and suppliers of gas appliances successfully access their target markets. Read More

  1. Hardgoods
January 09 2019

Understanding CTIA OTA Test Plan V3.8.1 and CTIA MIMO OTA Test Plan V1.2 for Wireless Products

Changes in CTIA OTA approval requirements for wireless equipment means manufacturers need to now ensure they understand the latest versions of CTIA OTA Test Plan and CTIA MIMO OTA Test Plan. Read More

  1. Electrical and Electronics
January 09 2019

Understanding the Growing Global Market for Halal Cosmetics

Demand for halal cosmetics is growing in an unprecedented fashion. In this article we explore how cosmetic manufacturers can take advantage of this growing market. Read More

  1. Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
January 09 2019

General Principles and Safeguards of IEC 62368-1

We explain the general principles and safeguards in IEC 62368-1 and UL 62368-1, which will become the mandatory safety standards for audio, visual, information and communication electronic equipment in the EU in December 2020. Read More

  1. Electrical and Electronics
January 09 2019

Understanding Flame Retardant Regulations in North America

Recent research by Indiana University has shown 15 of 18 children’s car seats tested contained new or traditional flame retardant (FR) chemicals. Read More

  1. Hardgoods
January 09 2019