New UL Verified Mark provides peace of mind to industry professionals and end users Roberto Inclinati and Markus Hegi signed the agreement on April 10th in Basel UL and Relux Informatik AG, a company focused on the development, production and marketing of lighting planning and product presentation software, today announced the signing of their agreement,… read more
UL Offers Industry’s First Certification Program for BIFMA Performance Standards
UL is now offering the first and only program that certifies that a product meets BIFMA performance standards for furniture.
Learning the Rules – New EPA Formaldehyde Regulations Formaldehyde is used in adhesives used to make composite wood products including hardwood plywood, medium density fiberboard (MDF) and particleboard. These materials are used in a wide range of indoor products, thus, formaldehyde is emitted from products such as furniture, flooring, cabinets and building materials. Exposure to… read more
The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) proposed changes to seven EN furniture standards at the end of 2015. While the current standards are still valid until they are withdrawn, manufacturers will want to be aware of the changes to the standards and can begin testing to them at anytime. The new standards include newer test… read more
Albany, New York County – Executive Daniel McCoy has signed into law the Toxic-Free Toys Act which will take effect in early 2016. Local Law reports that no person shall sell or offer for sale children’s products or children’s apparel (intended for children of twelve and under) that contain benzene, lead, mercury, antimony, arsenic, cadmium,… read more
On 23th April, 2015 the European Commission (EC) has published Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/628, amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH) as regards lead and its compounds. In more detail, those articles or accessible parts thereof in which the lead content is equal to or greater than 0.05% by weight shall not be… read more
From 1 June 2015, the Classification, Labelling and Packaging, EC Regulation 1272/2008 (CLP) will be the only legislation to apply to the classification and labelling of both substances and mixtures (defined as solutions composed of two or more substances). The main changes are: 1. Modification of the danger symbols and the classification of substances: some… read more