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6 MONTHS TO GO! CHROMIUM VI IN LEATHER PRODUCTS Ė CHANGING LEGISLATION

¬† From MAY 1ST 2015 Chromium will be regulated throughout the EU by the REACH Regulation and all sectors of the supply chain should be aware of the new legislation. The amendment of REACH Annex XVII of (EC) No 1907/2006 regarding Chromium VI compounds in leather articles and articles containing leather parts will restrict Chromium VI content to a very low 3 mg/kg (0.0003%). This is in line with legislation currently in place in European nations such as Germany. The Analytical Laboratory i…

By admin | Dec 5th, 2014
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DIMETHYLFORMAMIDE TESTING NOW AVAILABLE AT THE ANALYTICAL LABORATORY

¬†¬† The Analytical Laboratory is pleased to announce that Dimethylformamide (DMF) testing is now available from our on site fully equipped state of the art laboratory here in Birmingham. It is expected that DMF will be included on the SVHC Authorisation List (Banned for production or use in the EU) in February 2015, many retailers and suppliers are therefore already getting prepared and have stated their need to check if their items are compliant. The Analytical Laboratory has responde…

By admin | Nov 27th, 2014
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IDENTIFYING CRYSTAL GLASS

¬†¬† ¬† Awareness of and compliance with the Lead Regulations has grown and so there is need to identify exempted items. ¬† Lead, Crystal Glass & the Law Legislation has been enforceable since October 2013 which states that the lead content in an item of jewellery or a hair accessory must be less than or equal to 0.05 per cent (500 parts per million) by weight of the individual part. However, it is recognised that there are not any suitable alternatives for some materials with a highe…

By admin | Oct 10th, 2014
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NEW UPDATED EDITABLE TEST APPLICATION FORMS NOW AVAILABLE FROM THE ANALYTICAL LABORATORY

¬†¬†¬†¬† New, updated test application forms that can completed digitally are now available from the Analytical Laboratory. Simply download the relevant form from http://www.theassayoffice.co.uk/downloads_area_lab.html¬† or click on the relevant image below, type in and tick the relevant boxes and then print off and submit the completed form with your item. NICKEL, LEAD & CADMIUM TEST APPLICATION FORM Click on the image¬†above and fill in the Nickel, Lead & Cadmium¬†test applicat…

By admin | Aug 7th, 2014
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