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Sigillum Knowledge Solutions collaborates with the children’s fashion company PAZ Rodríguez in its commitment to sustainability

The children’s fashion company PAZ Rodríguez designs and manufactures children’s fashion with its own, delicate and elegant style based on attention to detail and artisan experience since 1970. This Galician brand has become a prestigious international benchmark in child fashion, being faithful to its legacy of tradition and craft production. PAZ Rodríguez’s commitment to sustainability…

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The European Commission specifies the claims that should not be included in cosmetic hydroalcoholic gels and prohibits, among other issues, referring to the percentage of alcohol

In recent months there has been an increase in the use of hydroalcoholic hand gels derived from the Covid-19 pandemic. As we have already commented in previous news, this type of gels can be biocidal in nature (antiseptics for healthy skin), in which case they are indicated for hand disinfection and subject to evaluation, authorization…

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China publishes new drafts that will regulate printing inks and bamboo, wood and cork in food contact materials

On October 15, 2020, the Chinese National Food Safety Standards Review Committee published four standards related to food contact materials. These drafts will be open for public discussion until November 30, 2020. Below, we describe the most relevant details: Composite materials and articles: Applies to materials and articles with two or more layers. It is expected to replace…

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Sigillum Knowledge Solutions launches a new project to facilitate remote access to our databases with regulatory information on consumer products health and safety

Within the framework of the InnovaPEME 2020 call, Sigillum Knowledge Solutions has obtained funds for the development of an innovation plan whose central axis is the design and validation of a new Intelligent Consultation System. The InnovaPEME call, from the Galician Innovation Agency (GAIN) is co-financed by the FEDER Galicia 2014-2020 Operational Program (specific objective…

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Sigillum Knowledge Solutions defends sustainability as an opportunity for the fashion sector at the presentation day of the new call for the C-Voucher project

The European project C-VoUCHER (https://c-voucher.com/) aims to generate new cross-sector and cross-border value chains with a circular economy approach, combining industrial value chains (agri-food, health, maritime industries, textile and manufacturing) with enabling technologies (digital, hybrid, and engineering), through design thinking concepts. Within this framework, the project will support 66 SMEs in their transition from linear…

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Advancements in the ECHA’s proposal to restrict microplastics

Back in January 2019, the European Chemical Agency, ECHA, proposed a wide-ranging restriction on intentional uses of microplastics in products placed on the EU/EEA market to avoid or reduce environmental pollution. Currently, the releases of intentionally added microplastics in the EU/EEA are estimated to be around 42.000 tonnes a year. Additional releases from infill material…

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ANALYSIS SIGILLUM: Animal testing on cosmetic products: towards the global ban?

DOWNLOAD ANALYSIS (PDF) Animal testing on cosmetic products: towards the global ban? Cosmetic products can be tested on animals in order to verify their safety for consumer health.This is determined by studying the ingredient toxicity or the irritant or sensitizing capacity of the cosmetic product and / or its ingredients, among others. Animal testing began…

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Textiles and plastics: ECHA announces a new inspection program for consumer products to verify compliance with the REACH and POPs Regulations.

The Enforcement Forum, dependent on the European Chemical Agency (ECHA), has agreed that its main project for the year 2022 will focus on verifying compliance with the REACH Regulation (Regulation EC No. 1907/2006), in articles and mixtures. Most of the products inspected are expected to be consumer products. The inspectors will verify that the products…

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