November 23, 2016
Industry’s First Certification Program for BIFMA Performance Standards Announced by UL
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.
November 23, 2016
UL Launches the Product Lens™ Report, a New Comprehensive Chemical Disclosure Tool
Product Lens™ is a chemical disclosure tool that provides context and clarity for construction materials manufacturers, architects and designers to meet green building demands.
November 23, 2016
EPA Releases Finalized Formaldehyde Rule for Composite Wood Products
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
January 19, 2016
New European Furniture Standards Published
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 While the current standards are still valid until they are withdrawn, manufacturers will want to be aware of the changes to the standards and can begin testing to them at anytime.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
July 17, 2015
Albany County Signs Toxic-Free Toys Act into Law
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
July 17, 2015
Lead and its compounds- Amendment of Entry 63 of Annex XVII for lead and its compounds in articles
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
July 17, 2015
CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging) Regulation Updates
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
July 15, 2015
TOYS – Directive 2009/48/EC: The Official Gazette EU has Published the Updated List of Harmonized Standards
By Communication C2015 087-02 of March 13, 2015, the new list, of harmonized standards to Toy Safety Directive (Dir. 2009/48/EC), was published on the website of the Official Journal of the European Union. The changes from the previous list are: EN 71-1: 2014 (Safety of toys ‹ Part 1: Mechanical and physical properties) EN 71-3:… read more
July 1, 2015
UL and IMQ Establish Agreement to Give Manufacturers of Gas Products and Related Equipment Global Market Access
Press Release: UL and IMQ sign agreement to benefit European Union and North American manufacturers of gas products and related equipment Navigating the regulatory landscape of global markets is a complex and challenging task. UL and IMQ have signed the MoU to help new clients avoid long and complicated processes often involved with utilizing external… read more
June 11, 2015
UL Offers ISTA Packaging Tests to Assess Security of Goods during Transport
You know your products look good when they leave the manufacturing facility. But do you know how they will arrive to your customer? A lot can happen in transit, and that’s why UL performs testing to International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) standards so you can feel confident that your packaging is up to the job…. read more