Test method standards for nickel release under EU’s REACH have been harmonized.
Fri26.02.1609:32

Nickel Tests in REACH Annex XVII Undergo Update

The EU has recently updated the list of standards for demonstrating compliance with nickel release under ANNEX XVII of REACH.

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Toys and Juvenile Products, Hardgoods, Softlines
Fri26.02.1608:50

E.ON to partner with SOLARWATT to develop electricity storage systems

Effective immediately E.ON will develop its own electricity storage system in partnership with Dresden-based SOLARWATT GmbH, which last year successfully launched an award-winning electricity storage system called MyReserve.

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E.ON, Renewable Energy
Fri26.02.1608:45

ExxonMobil Employees Spark Girls’ Interest in Engineering

ExxonMobil is inspiring girls to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through its 13th annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day program.

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ExxonMobil, Training
SGS’s CPSC accredited labs can help navigate Hong Kong’s new toy safety rules.
Thu25.02.1609:26

Hong Kong Announces Measures to Ensure Safe Products for Children

Hong Kong has recently amended its list of safety standards for toys and certain children’s products. The new standards will be effective on October 1, 2016.

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Hardgoods, Toys and Juvenile Products
Thu25.02.1608:48

Rockwell Collins Featuring Pro Line Fusion® Demonstrator for Commercial Helicopter Platforms at HAI HELI-EXPO 2016

The flexible and modular Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system will be featured at HAI HELI-EXPO 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky, where visitors can “fly” the rotary wing solution (Booth 9544).

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Rockwell Collins, Aerospace & Aviation
Thu25.02.1608:40

Materials Services launches online shop “Materials4Me” for new customer groups in Spain – digital transformation in Europe continues

With the launch of “Materials4Me” in Spain, thyssenkrupp Materials Services is continuing the digital transformation of its materials distribution network.

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ThyssenKrupp AG, Transportation and Logistics
Mon22.02.1610:20

EU Updates and Expands Scope of WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU

SGS expands on the updated requirements for waste electrical and electronic equipment.

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Electronics
Mon22.02.1609:57

Canadian Solar Supplies 2.8 MW of Commercial Three-Phase Inverters to Agricultural Farms in California

Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world's largest solar power companies, announced that the Company supplied 2.8 MW of Canadian Solar CSI-28/36-KTL-CT three-phase inverters to the Brar Family Partnerships in Delano, California....

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Canadian Solar Inc. , Renewable Energy
Mon22.02.1609:41

First Siemens Gas Turbines Begin Their Journey to Egypt

The first gas turbines for the largest order in Siemens' history have started their journey to Egypt.

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Siemens AG, Oil & Gas & Chemicals
Updates to the plastic bag ban in Mauritius exclude certain types of plastic bags.
Tue16.02.1610:30

Mauritius Modifies Plastic Bag Ban

Mauritius recently amended regulations on the prohibition of plastic bags by exempting biodegradable and compostable plastic bags designed to carry goods purchased at a point of sale.

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Hardgoods
Tue16.02.1610:01

Statoil Strengthens Its Position in Uruguay

Statoil has signed a farm-in agreement with Tullow to acquire a 35% working interest in offshore exploration block 15 in the Pelotas basin, deepening its position in Uruguay.

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Statoil, Oil & Gas & Chemicals
Tue16.02.1609:38

Stephen W. Green Named President of Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production

Chevron Corporation named Stephen W. Green president of Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production effective April 1, 2016.

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Chevron, Corporate News
Fri12.02.1617:45

New Legislation Targeting Furniture Tip-Over Enacted in New York State

New York State Senate announced legislation that has been signed into law to protect children from tip-over incidents involving heavy pieces of falling furniture or televisions.

 

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Hardgoods
Fri12.02.1617:31

Rockwell Collins at Singapore Airshow 2016: Accelerating Growth with Innovative and Reliable Solutions for Airlines, Airports and Defence

Rockwell Collins will build upon its long-standing commitment to the Asia-Pacific region at the Singapore Airshow 2016 with innovative and reliable solutions for airlines, airports and defence.

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Rockwell Collins, Aerospace & Aviation
Domestic furniture standards get updated by the EU.
Thu11.02.1616:59

EU Modifies Standards for Domestic Furniture

The European Standard EN 12520:2010 and EN 12521:2009 have been revised and superseded by EN 12520: 2015 and EN 12521: 2015 respectively.

 

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Hardgoods
Thu11.02.1616:46

“We-together” German Industry Integration Initiative"

Under an initiative entitled “We-together” (“Wir-Zusammen – Integrations-Initiative der deutschen Wirtschaft”) 36 German companies have joined together to promote the integration of refugees. The companies’ wide-ranging...

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ThyssenKrupp AG, Corporate News
Thu11.02.1616:35

Canadian Solar Energises Three Solar Power Plants in Japan

Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world's largest solar power companies, announced that it started the commercial operation of three solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants in Japan, totaling approximately 6.2 MWp. The 6.2 MWp...

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Canadian Solar Inc. , Renewable Energy
Thu11.02.1615:09

A New Technology Provider in the European Rail Industry: Wi-Tronix

Wi-Tronix, LLC will attend the International Railway Summit in Vienna, Austria taking place on February 17-19, 2016.

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Transportation and Logistics
French consumer protection agency releases new recommendations restricting heavy metals and alloys in food contact materials
Wed10.02.1612:01

French DGCCRF Publishes New Recommendations for Food Contact Metals and Alloys

The French General Directorate for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control published new recommendations for food contact materials made from metals and alloys. The recommendations took effect on January 1, 2016.

 

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Hardgoods
Wed10.02.1611:53

Siemens Sets New Performance and Efficiency World Record at Düsseldorf Power Plant

Siemens handed over the combined cycle power plant equipped with a Siemens H-class gas turbine at the Lausward location in the Düsseldorf (Germany) harbor area to the customer and operator, the utility company Stadtwerke...

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Siemens AG, Energy
Wed10.02.1611:51

North Sea Wind Farm Amrumbank West Officially Put into Operation

E.ON remains committed to offshore wind and wants to cut the cost of power generation from renewables

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E.ON, Renewable Energy
US CPSC deems heavy metals testing unnecessary on untreated wood used in toys.
Tue09.02.1613:19

US CPSC Announces Heavy Metals Testing Exemption for Wooden Toys

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a final rule to exempt unfinished and untreated wood in toys from testing for the eight heavy metals falling under ASTM F963. The new rule will take effect on January...

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Toys and Juvenile Products
Tue09.02.1613:12

Rockwell Collins Seeking Green Communities Grant Proposals

Rockwell Collins is currently seeking proposals for its 2016 Green Communities grant program. Launched 10 years ago, the program helps fund environmental projects in communities where the company operates around the world....

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Rockwell Collins, Events , Aerospace & Aviation
Tue09.02.1613:08

Total Energy Ventures Invests in Two Distributed Solar Energy Start-Ups

Total Energy Ventures (TEV), the venture capital fund of French energy company Total that invests in start-ups, acquired an interest in Off Grid Electric and Powerhive. Both companies offer solar solutions for use in rural areas...

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Total S.A., Energy , Renewable Energy
Requirements for bunk beds and high beds modified for the French market by EN 747-1.
Fri05.02.1616:43

French Decree Addresses Safety of Bunk Beds and High Beds

France has issued notice from the decree 95-949 from August 25,1995 on prevention of risks resulting from the use of certain bunk beds – EN 747:2012+A1:2015

 

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Hardgoods

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