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Welcome to Consumer Compact. Focusing on the Consumer Goods and Retail industry, our experts provide insights on international developments, new regulations, case studies and updates on SGS activities.

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Ensure Your Natural and Organic Cosmetic Products Standout with NATRUE Certification

SGS helps manufacturers understand NATRUE labeling – the best way for natural and organic cosmetic companies to differentiate themselves in the marketplace. Read More

  1. Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
October 08 2018

German Laboratory for Consumer Product Testing

Founded in 1848, the SGS Institut Fresenius Taunusstein has around 7,000 m² of laboratories offering testing services for a wide range of consumer products. Read More

October 08 2018

Getting Ready for 5G: An Introduction to RF Testing Methodology for 5G mmWave OTA for Mobile Devices

An introduction to RF testing methodology for 5G mmWave OTA for mobile devices. Read More

  1. Consumer Goods and Retail
October 08 2018

A Safe Night’s Sleep for Babies: New European Standards for Children’s Textile Sleeping Products

Cot duvets, bumpers and children's sleep bags are all subject to new safety standards. Learn more with our experts. Read More

  1. Softlines
October 08 2018

Battery Testing Automatic System (BATAS): An Enhanced Battery Testing Service in China

SGS introduces BATAS, an automated system for battery testing that improves efficiency, quality and safety in the testing environment. Read More

October 08 2018

BPA Bans and Restrictions in Food Contact Materials

Following the identification of BPA as a substance that can damage human health, its use has been regulated in many countries. SGS expert, Dr Hing Wo Tsang, helps you understand global regulations relating to the use of BPA in food contact materials. Read More

  1. Hardgoods
October 08 2018

Preparing for Electric Vehicles

As sales of electric cars continue to grow, we look at the challenges that must be overcome before they become the dominant vehicle on our roads. Read More

  1. Consumer Goods and Retail
October 08 2018

The EU's New MDR: Changing Requirements for Medical Devices

All new devices, their manufacturers and other stakeholders in the field must meet the requirements of the MDR from May 26, 2020. Read More

  1. Electrical Medical Devices
October 08 2018

Creating Furniture Fit for the Outdoors: Overview of Laboratory Accelerated Aging for the US

With sales of outdoor furniture increasing, manufacturers need to understand the test methods they can employ to ensure their products are durable and appealing to consumers. Read More

  1. Hardgoods
October 08 2018

The ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative: Opportunities in the Textile Sector

As China pushes ahead with its ‘Belt and Road’ initiative, SGS expert, Craig Zhang, looks at this international scheme and some of the opportunities it is creating. Read More

  1. Softlines
October 08 2018