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IS YOUR PACKAGING EU COMPLIANT?

 The European standardisation body (CEN) formulated six European standards that further specified the essential requirements of directive 94/62/ EC. The identification system is currently voluntary but many European suppliers have accepted this as the norm and are following the regulations as a matter of course. In order to try to limit long term detrimental impact on the environment certain heavy metals are restricted under Article 11 of the Packaging directive.  A maximum conce…

By admin | Nov 14th, 2014
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DANGEROUS JEWELLERY REMOVED FROM EU MARKET PLACE

Nickel Release testing at The Laboratory at The Birmingham Assay Office The Laboratory at Assay Office Birmingham offers a unique UKAS Accredited Quick Nickel Release test (2011) and UKAS accredited Full Nickel Release test (EN 1811:2011) to check if items comply with the Nickel regulations. EN 16128:2011 is also offered for testing spectacle frames. The Quick Nickel Release (2011) test is a UKAS accredited test, unique to The Laboratory at Assay Office Birmingham, it is quicker and chea…

By admin | May 15th, 2014
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