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  • ECHA proposed consultations on four substances to identify substances of high concern
    European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published for public consultation notice on four substances of very high concern identification on September 3, 2021. The consultation will end on October 18, 2021. Stakeholders can post comments on the ECHA website. The information for public consultation of four substances in the table below: No Substances Name EC No. CAS No. Reason for proposing 1 (±)-1,7,7-trimethyl-3-[(4-methylphenyl)methylene]bicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-2-one covering any of the individual isomers and/or combinations thereof (4-MBC) - - Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57(f) - human health) 2 6,6'-di-tert-butyl-2,2'-methylenedi-p-cresol (DBMC) 204-327-1 119-47-1 Toxic for reproduction  (Article 57 c) 3 S-(tricyclo[5.2.1.0'2,6]deca-3-en-8(or 9)-yl) O-(isopropyl or isobutyl or 2-ethylhexyl) O-(isopropyl or isobutyl or 2-ethylhexyl) phosphorodithioate 401-850-9 255881-94-8 PBT (Article 57 d) 4 tris(2-methoxyethoxy)vinylsilane 213-934-0 1067-53-4 Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 c) AGC Note: Once these substances are added to the SVHC list, you must meet a series of obligations such as information transmission, notification, please pay attention to SVHC update dynamic.
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  • ECHA again proposes to add Resorcinol to SVHC list
         On June 1, 2021, the EU Committee (EU) submitted G/TBT/N/EU/803 notification to the WTO (WTO) , the reason that resorcinol is included into the SVHC list is its endocrine disrupting properties, with probable serious effects to human health which give rise to an equivalent level of concern to those of other substances listed in Article 57, points (a) to (e), of the REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006. The public consultation time is 60 days after the announcement, and the deadline is July 31, 2021.      On March 2020, resorcinol has been included in the 23rd batch of substances by ECHA because of its "Article 57 (f) - human health)" by ECHA, and the SVHC list announced in June 2020, due to the ECHA’s Member State Committee has not reached an agreement, there is no formal incorporation of resorcinol to the SVHC list.      The substance proposed by the European Commission to be included in SVHC list:      AGC Note: Once these substances are added to the SVHC list, you must meet a series of obligations such as information transmission, notification, please pay attention to SVHC update dynamic.
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  • EU amending Annex I to POPs Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 as regards the restrictions on pentachlorophenol and its salts and ester
    On February 23, 2021, EU’s Official Journal issued Regulation (EU) 2021/277, formally amending Annex I to POPs Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 as regards the specific exemption on pentachlorophenol and its salts and ester. The amendment has officially entered into force on March 15, 2021. Pentachlorophenol and its salts and esters have been listed in Annex I to Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 before, butwithout an Unintentional Trace Contaminant (UTC) limit value. This revision clarifies the limit of pentachlorophenol (PCP) and its salts and esters. Specific revisions are as follows: Substance CAS No EC No Specific exemption or other specification on intermediate use Pentachlorophenol and its salts and esters 87-86-5 and others 201-778-6 and others For the purposes of this entry, point (b) of Article 4(1) shall apply to substances, mixtures or articles with concentrations of pentachlorophenol and its salts and esters equal to or below 5 mg/kg (0,0005 % by weight). AGC Tips: Pentachlorophenol and its salts and esters are often used as additives and preservatives in wood and textiles. AGC reminded relevant companies to pay close attention on POPs latest Regulation and prepared in advance for actively response.
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  • The 24th batch of SVHC substances was released and the SVHC list was updated to 211 items Helsinki
    The 24th batch of SVHC substances was released and the SVHC list was updated to 211 items Helsinki, 19 January 2021 - ECHA has added two new substances to the Candidate List. They were added to the Candidate List as they are toxic for reproduction and therefore, may adversely affect sexual function and fertility, and cause developmental toxicity in offspring. Companies must follow their legal obligations and ensure the safe use of these chemicals. From January 2021 onwards, they also have to notify ECHA under the Waste Framework Directive if their products contain substances of very high concern and the concentration exceeds 0.1%. This notification is submitted to ECHA’s SCIP database. To date, the SVHC list has been updated to 211 items. Substances included in the Candidate List for authorisation on 19 January 2021 and their SVHC properties: AGC Note: Companies may have legal obligations resulting from the inclusion of the substance in the Candidate List. These obligations may apply to the listed substance on its own, in mixtures or in articles. In particular, any supplier of articles containing a Candidate List substance above a concentration of 0.1% (weight by weight) has communication obligations towards customers down the supply chain and consumers. In addition, importers and producers of articles containing the substance have six months from the date of its inclusion in the Candidate List (19 January 2021) to notify ECHA. Click the link below to view the complete SVHC list: https://echa.europa.eu/candidate-list-table
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  • Introduction of SDPPI Certification in Indonesia
    Certification introduction Indonesian General Administration of resources SDPPI(DirektoratJenderal Sumber Daya dan Perangkat Pos danInformatika) is the regulatory authority for formulating, planning and implementing standardization policies in the field of radio and communication, and has the function of public service .It can issue a license for the radio spectrum, including monitoring the interference and imbalance of the radio frequency spectrum. It is an organization with the ability of wireless / communication testing and certification.。 Wireless communication products entering the Indonesian market must comply with the local technical specifications of Indonesia and pass the type certification and customs inspection of sdppi in Indonesia. The General Administration of post and Telecommunications of Indonesia (DGPT) has imposed a mandatory ban on companies outside Indonesia as holders of type approval since June 2009. Authentication mode 1.Send samples to the local laboratory in Indonesia to arrange testing (The lead time is longer and the cost is relatively preferential) 2.Paperwork method: accept CE reports from overseas Indonesian accredited laboratories for certificate transfer application without sending samples for local testing (short leadtime and relatively high cost) On July 28, 2020, SDPPI issued the extension of paperwork treatment for HKT (referring to mobile phones, laptops and tablets) and non HKT products. The reports issued by overseas accredited laboratories within 6 months from the implementation date of the decree are still acceptable (including 16 overseas accredited laboratories for the latest HKT products and 72 overseas accredited laboratories for non HKT products), The above certification processing methods and the list of overseas accredited laboratories will be constantly adjusted and updated according to Indonesian policies (Indonesian policies are updated frequently)) Certification process Send samples to local test lab for testing 1.Prepare test samples and certification data and submit them to AGC Certification Department and project department (forecast)) 2.The laboratory forecasts the products and sends them to the Certification Department 3.The Certification Department will send the samples to the local laboratory in Indonesia for testing and submit corresponding data 4.After the test is completed and all data are complete, submit it to SDPPI for review, and SDPPI certificate will be issued if it passes the review Paperwork mode 1. Prepare certification materials and accreditation laboratory reports and submit them to the Certification Department 2. If the customer doesn’t have the CE report from the recognized laboratory, Need to arrange a new CE test to outsource the test and issue the new report 3. The certification department shall submit the report and relevant documents to the local cooperation organization in Indonesia 4. Review reports and materials of local cooperative institutions in Indonesia and apply for SDPPI certificate Data list No. Documents Special Note Remark 1 AGC Application Form Customer fill out Necessary for case start 2 POA Fill out, signed and sealed by local importers in Indonesia With reference template 3 Declaration Form Radio Customer fill out With reference template 4 FR.PM.5_Certification Form Customer fill out, sign with stamp With reference template 5 Declaration of Warranty Fill out, signed and sealed by local importers in Indonesia With reference template 6 Technical Specification ---- 7 MoU/Distributor agreement between brand holder and applicant Mou agreement between manufacturer and importer 8 User Manual ----- 9 CE-RF /EMC Test Reports must be issued by a accredited lab.-ISO17025 lab 10 Test Instruction/Test SOP+Test Mode --- Can assist 11 Schematic Diagram --- 12 Block Diagram --- 13 Parts List --- 14 PCB Layout --- 15 Parts Placement --- 16 Other unspecified data By case by organ Labeling requirements The approved products shall be marked with a certification label, and the label size is not clearly required, but only needs to be clearly visible on the body. If the product size is very small, it can be printed on the packing box or instruction manual  The certificate holder must affix the following contents on each certified wireless communication device before trading or use Label location On equipment On the package Lable Yes or No(Only if it cannot be pasted on the device) Yes((Only if it cannot be pasted on the device) QR码 Yes Yes Warning Sign (not required for short distance equipment) Yes Yes Label format: Label template: Location of label and QR code on the certificate: Certificate number and PLG. ID number are available from the certificate Warning Sign: Warning sign statement: it is forbidden for everyone to change the wireless communication equipment to avoid electromagnetic interference to the surrounding environment; Certificate template SDPP Certification summary: Authentication attribute   Compulsory Certification Test unit  Indonesian authority accredited laboratory (AGC forecast) Sample demand ≥2PCS Certification cycle  2-3 weeks (based on CE report of overseas accredited laboratory)   7-9 weeks (local test) Local representative   Actual importer Model control   One certificate with one model Certificate validity  3 Years
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  • Telecommunications business law - JATE
    Definition JATE – Japan Approvals Institute for Telecommunications Equipment(Also called:Japan telecommunications equipment Accreditation Association,RCB number is 001)JATE certification is actually a technical condition compliance certification (Technical Conditions regulatory compliance certifications for telecommunications terminal equipment),Also known as telecommunications business law certification。 JATE is the first registration and certification body recognized by MIC for the compliance certification of technical conditions of telecommunication equipment (RCB, Registered Certification Bodies), Therefore, it is commonly referred to as technical condition compliance certification as JATE certification。The communication equipment connected to the public telecommunications network must meet the technical requirements of the Japanese Telecommunications Law when go to the Japanese market, and complete the compliance certification of technical conditions, i.e. JATE certification。That is, all products connected to public telephone or telecommunication network must apply for JATE certification. In short, JATE certification is the network access certification in Japan. MIC- Japan electrical communication terminal machine Review Association JATE Authentication mode Technical conditions compliance and design compliance certification ①Fixed telephone network terminal (e.g. PBX, telephone) ②Mobile terminals (such as WCDMA / HSPA, LTE / volte and 5th generation mobile phones) ③Internet protocol telephony devices (such as SIP proxy and IP telephony with assigned phone number 0AB-J”)Internet  ④ISDN Terminal equipment (e.g. terminal adapter, digital telephone) ⑤Leased lines and data communication equipment (e.g. Ethernet equipment, mobile data terminal) ⑥Terminal equipment for transmitting radio waves in terminal facilities (e.g. WLAN, Internet of things equipment) (according to Article 9 of the regulations) ⑦Technical standard conformance certification of security standards for Internet of things devices (such as routers and Internet of things devices). Products with Bluetooth SIG certified logo or Wi-Fi Alliance, then no need test. It is indicated in MIC of "terminal equipment certification guide (First Edition) [Japanese] Based on telecommunications business law" issued by mic on April 22, 2019. Public WLAN services must continue to be certified. Technical Requirements Compliance Certification Ensure that the data terminal equipment of the next generation network, leased lines and other telecommunication equipment meet the technical requirements formulated by the telecommunication operators authorized of MIC。              There are two cases of compliance certification for telecommunication terminal equipment: Firstly: For ordinary telephone devices, it's only need to certified with JATE authentication in accordance with the telecommunications law Secondly: For wireless terminal equipment, it's required to certified with JATE authentication  according to the telecommunications law and TELEC authentication according to the radio wave law       JATE Authentication mode JATE Certification procedure JATE Certification label MIC logo and certification number shall be marked on the certified product, which is a 10 digit number composed of numbers and letters               Representative CAB organization code(MICOM: 210, Phoenix: 204) JATE certificate template JATE Certification summary Authentication attribute Compulsory Certification Test Lab AGC Sample Request ≥1 set end product + 1 conduction engineering sample (depending on the product) 测试周期 2 weeks  (depending on the product) 认证周期 5-15 working days 标签和资料说明
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  • Product Safety of Electrical Appliance and Materials-PSE Certification
    An Outline of Regulations of the Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Law In April 2001, The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) formulates Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Law (DENAN) for the purpose of entrusting the state's authority to the private third-party organization. It also aims to regulate the manufacture, sales and export of electrical appliances and materials. And foster voluntary activities to ensure the safety of electrical appliances and materials, so as to protect consumers from hazards caused by the electrical appliances and materials. Definition of Electrical Appliance In Article 2 of Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Law, it specifies the 1st to the 3rd items as Electrical Appliance. 1.Parts of electrical facilities for general use (meaning electrical facilities for general use as prescribed in Article 38, paragraph 1 of the Electricity Utilities Industry Act (Act No. 170 of 1964)) and machines, appliances, and materials used in connection thereto, as specified by a Cabinet Order. Almost all electrical appliances and materials belong to the first category. In short, electrical equipment specified in the electrical safety law refers to electrical equipment connected to 100V or 200V AC commercial power supply in homes, offices (it is not necessary to appoint a licensed Chief Electrical Engineer) or agricultural workplaces. As DC general electric equipment is not actually used at present, DC equipment is not specified. For CD recorder connected with the AC adapter using the connector, the AC adapter (including the connector attached to the AC adapter) belongs to electrical supplies, while the CD recorder host does not belong to electrical appliance. 2.Portable Power Generators Specified by a Cabinet Order It specifies portable power generator with voltage between 30V to 300V. 3.Storage Batteries Specified by a Cabinet Order It specifies a lithium-ion battery whose volume energy density of each single battery reaches a certain value and it is not for a specific purpose. The unit volume energy density of each single battery is more than 400wh / L, and it is not included in products for automobiles, electric bicycles, medical devices and industrial machinery. PSE Certification Classification Two Types of PSE Certification PSE Diamond Certification:"Specified Electrical Products”sepcifies116 items which are more likely to cause injury from product usage like charger or adapter need PSE diamond certification. PSE Circle Certification:“Non-Specified Electrical Products”specifies 341 items with less injury need PSE circle certification. Most of them are household appliances, lighting product, lithium battery, etc. PSE Certification Process PSE Certification Labeling
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  • REACH Annex XVII adds PFCAs Restrictions
           On August 5, 2021, the European Union published (EU) 2021/1297 in its official gazette, amending Article 68 of Annex XVII of REACH, and replacing the deleted Article 68 with "perfluorocarboxylic acid with 9 to 14 carbon atoms" Acids (C9-C14 PFCAs), including its salts and related substances", the original Article 68 "perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)" has been deleted from REACH Annex XVII and will be included in the EU POPs regulation. This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.               In Annex XVII, entry 68 is replaced by the following: Old regulations New regulations 68.Linear and branched perfluorocarboxylic acids of the formula CnF2n +1-C(= O)OH where n = 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, or 13 (C9-C14 PFCAs), including their salts, and any combinations thereof; Any C9-C14 PFCA-related substance having a perfluoro group with the formula CnF2n +1- directly attached to another carbon atom, where n = 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, or 13, including their salts and any combinations thereof; Any C9-C14 PFCA-related substance having a perfluoro group with the formula CnF2n +1- that it is not directly attached to another carbon atom, where n = 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 or 14 as one of the structural elements, including their salts and any combinations thereof. The following substances are excluded from this designation —CnF2n +1-X, where X = F, Cl, or Br where n = 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 or 14, including any combinations thereof, —CnF2n +1-C(= O)OX' where n> 13 and X'=any group, including salts. 1.Shall not be manufactured, or placed on the market as substances on their own from 25 February 2023. 2.Shall not, from 25 February 2023, be used in, or placed on the market in: (a)another substance, as a constituent; (b)a mixture; (c)an article, except if the concentration in the substance, the mixture, or the article is below 25 ppb for the sum of C9-C14 PFCAs and their salts or 260 ppb for the sum of C9-C14 PFCA-related substances. 3. By way of derogation to paragraph 2, the concentration limit shall be 10 ppm for the sum of C9-C14 PFCAs, their salts and C9-C14 PFCA related substances, where they are present in a substance to be used as a transported isolated intermediate, provided that the conditions in points (a) to (f) of Article 18(4) of this Regulation are met for the manufacturing of fluorochemicals with a perfluoro carbon chain length equal to or shorter than 6 atoms. The Commission shall review this limit no later than 25 August 2023. 4. Paragraph 2 shall apply from 4 July 2023 to: (i) textiles for oil- and water-repellency for the protection of workers from dangerous liquids that comprise risks to their health and safety; (ii) the manufacture of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) for the production of: — high performance, corrosion resistant gas filter membranes, water filter membranes and membranes for medical textiles; — industrial waste heat exchanger equipment; — industrial sealants capable of preventing leakage of volatile organic compounds and PM 2,5 particulates 5. By way of derogation to paragraph 2, the use of C9-C14 PFCAs, their salts and C9-C14 PFCA-related substances shall be allowed until 4 July 2025 for: (i) photolithography or etch processes in semiconductor manufacturing; (ii) photographic coatings applied to films; (iii) invasive and implantable medical devices; (iv) fire-fighting foam for liquid fuel vapour suppression and liquid fuel fire (Class B fires) already installed in systems, including both mobile and fixed systems, subject to the following conditions: — fire-fighting foam that contains or may contain C9-C14 PFCAs, their salts and C9-C14 PFCA-related substances shall not be used for training; — fire-fighting foam that contains or may contain C9-C14 PFCAs, their salts and C9-C14 PFCA-related substances shall not be used for testing unless all releases are contained; — from 1 January 2023, uses of fire-fighting foam that contains or may contain C9-C14 PFCAs, their salts and C9-C14 PFCA-related substances shall only be allowed to sites where all releases can be contained; — fire-fighting foam stockpiles that contain or may contain C9-C14 PFCAs, their salts and C9-C14 PFCA-related substances shall be managed in accordance with Article 5 of Regulation (EU) 2019/1021. 6. Paragraph 2(c) shall not apply to articles placed on the market before 25 February 2023. 7. Paragraph 2 shall not apply to the can coating for pressurised metered-dose inhalers until 25 August 2028. 8. Paragraph 2 (c) shall apply from 31 December 2023 to: (a) semiconductors on their own; (b) semiconductors incorporated in semi-finished and finished electronic equipment. 9. Paragraph 2(c) shall apply from 31 December 2030 to semiconductors used in spare or replacement parts for finished electronic equipment placed on the market before 31 December 2023. 10. Until 25 August 2024, the concentration limit referred to in paragraph 2 shall be 2 000 ppb for the sum of C9-C14 PFCAs in fluoroplastics and fluoroelastomers that contain perfluoroalkoxy groups. From 25 August 2024, the concentration limit shall be 100 ppb for the sum of C9-C14 PFCAs, in fluoroplastics and fluoroelastomers that contain perfluoroalkoxy groups. All emissions of C9-C14 PFCAs during the manufacture and use of fluoroplastics and fluoroelastomers that contain perfluoroalkoxy groups shall be avoided and, if not possible, reduced as far as technically and practically possible. This derogation shall not apply to articles referred to in paragraph 2(c). The Commission shall review this derogation no later than 25 August 2024. 11.The concentration limit referred to in paragraph 2 shall be 1 000 ppb for the sum of C9-C14 PFCAs, where these are present in PTFE micro powders produced by ionising irradiation or by thermal degradation, as well as in mixtures and articles for industrial and professional uses containing PTFE micro powders. All emissions of C9-C14 PFCAs during the manufacture and use of PTFE micro powders shall be avoided and, if not possible, reduced as far as technically and practically possible. The Commission shall review this derogation no later than 25 August 2024. 12.For the purposes of this entry, C9-C14 PFCA-related substances are substances that, based on their molecular structure, are considered to have the potential to degrade or be transformed to C9-C14 PFCAs.’ AGC Note: REACH regulations are constantly being updated, and companies should pay attention to regulatory information in a timely manner to ensure product compliance.
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  • AGC is Accredited as VCCI Authorized Lab
    AGC is accredited as VCCI Authorized Lab on 20th, June. It includes four authorization capabilities “Radiated emissions above 1GHz”, “AC mains power ports”, “Conducted Emissions at Telecommunication (Wire) ports” and “Radiated Emissions Below 1GHz”. As AGC can issue Japan-approved reports directly, its testing efficiency will be highly improved to reach higher level in testing trade. AGC has taken a big step on providing more efficient VCCI certification services and compliance service for the majority of enterprises. Certificate verification link:  Input “Attestation of Global Compliance“. List of Registered Measurement Facilities | VCCI Council Registration No.:G-20132 (Radiated emissions above 1GHz) Registration No.:C-20098 (AC mains power ports) Registration No.:T-20102 (Conducted Emissions at Telecommunication(Wire)ports) Registration No.:R-20136 (Radiated Emissions Below 1GHz) VCCI is a certification mark of Japanese electromagnetic compatibility certification, which regulated by Voluntary Control Council for Interference by Information Technology Equipment. It is a voluntary certification. VCCI Certification Method Multimedia equipment (MME) products exported to Japan must comply with VCCI-CISPR 32 technical requirements formulated by VCCI committee. Products should have EMI test report issued by VCCI authorized lab. Meanwhile, manufacturers should apply to become a VCCI member (https://www.vcci.jp/membership/join.html) and submit test report to VCCI. The product can only be marked with VCCI mark after test report is approved by VCCI. VCCI Logo Registered product should be marked with VCCI logo or declaration. The VCCI logo must be clear. VCCI Certified Product Range VCCI applicable products Multimedia equipment (MME) sold in Japan includes many products like information technology equipment, audio and video equipment, broadcast receiver equipment, stage lighting control equipment, etc. MME is divided into “Class A Multimedia Equipment” (hereinafter referred to as Class A Equipment) and “Class B Multimedia Equipment” (hereinafter referred to as Class B Equipment) based on usage environment. Class A equipment: Any equipment that meets the requirements of Class A limit (except Class B). Class B equipment: Equipment that meet the requirements of Class B limit. Class B equipment is mainly used in residential environments to provide adequate protection for broadcast services. For example, broadcast receiving equipment is a Class B equipment. VCCI Non Applicable Products MME used in industrial, scientific, medical (ISM), and automotive area is not applicable to VCCI. AGC Test ability AGC is accredited as VCCI authorized lab, it can provide Conducted Emissions and Radiated Emissions test for products. AGC will issue EMI test report and assist client on preparing related document to become a VCCI member and complete product compliance registration. ★Product Category: information technology equipment, audio and video equipment, broadcast receiver equipment, stage lighting control equipment, etc. ★Test Standards: VCCI-CISPR 32 ★Test item: Conducted Emissions at Telecommunication (Wire) ports, Radiated Emissions (1G up, 1G down). ★VCCI Certification Process: 1. Prepare Test samples and certification document  2. Product testing by VCCI accredited lab (AGC). 3. AGC laboratory issues test report + VoC 4. Product compliance registration.
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  • REACH Annex XVII Amendments to PAHs Restrictions
         On July 21, 2021, the European Union issued Regulation (EU) 2021/1199 in its official gazette, amending Article 50 of Annex XVII of REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, adding it to artificial turf grounds, playgrounds or sports applications Used as filler particles or coverings to restrict the use of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. In column 2 of entry 50 of Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, the following paragraphs are added: ●Granules or mulches shall not be placed on the market for use as infill material in synthetic turf pitches or in loose form on playgrounds or in sport applications if they contain more than 20 mg/kg (0,002 % by weight) of the sum of all listed PAHs. ●Granules or mulches shall not be used as infill material in synthetic turf pitches or in loose form on playgrounds or in sport applications if they contain more than 20 mg/kg (0,002 % by weight) of the sum of all listed PAHs. ●Granules or mulches placed on the market for use as infill material in synthetic turf pitches or in loose form on playgrounds or in sport applications shall be marked with a unique identification number of the batch. ●Paragraphs 9 to 11 shall apply from 10 August 2022. ●Granules or mulches that are in use in the Union on 9 August 2022 as infill material in synthetic turf pitches or in loose form on playgrounds or in sport applications may remain in place and continue to be used there for the same purpose. ●For the purposes of paragraphs 9 to 13: (a)“granules” are mixtures that appear as solid particles in the size range from 1 to 4 mm, which are made from rubber or other vulcanised or polymeric material of recycled or virgin origin, or obtained from a natural source; (b)“mulches” are mixtures that appear as flake-shaped solid particles in the size range from 4 to 130 mm length and 10 to 15 mm width, which are made from rubber or other vulcanised or polymeric material of recycled or virgin origin, or obtained from a natural source; (c)“infill material in synthetic turf pitches” consists of granules used in synthetic turf pitches to improve the sport technical performance characteristics of the turf system; (d)“use in loose form on playgrounds or in sport applications” is any use of granules or mulches in loose form on playgrounds or for sport purposes other than as infill material in synthetic turf pitches.’ AGC Note: REACH regulations are constantly being updated, and companies should pay attention to regulatory information in a timely manner to ensure product compliance.
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  • US TPCH increases Phthalates and PFAS hazardous substances
         On February 16, 2021, TPCH (Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse) officially updated the "Model Toxics in Packaging Legislation", referred to as TPCH. The amendment takes effect from the date of adoption. Sstates may update their existing laws or adopt the newly amended legislation to control toxic substances in packaging. The revised chemical substance requirements are as follows: Substance Limit requirement Remark Lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg) or hexavalent chromium (Cr6+) The sum of ≤ 100ppm(0.01%, by weight) - Phthalates The sum of ≤ 100ppm (0.01%, by weight) Means all members of the class of organic chemicals that are esters of phthalic acid and that contain 2 carbon chains located in the ortho position. Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) There shall be no detectable Means all members of the class of fluorinated organic chemicals containing at least one fully fluorinated carbon atom.      Exmptions:All packages and packaging components shall be subject to this Act, unless, an individual state adopts into their law, any or all of the below exemptions, which shall then apply only in that state.      a. those packages or packaging components to which lead, cadmium, mercury or hexavalent chromium have been added in the manufacturing, forming, printing or distribution process in order to comply with health or safety requirements of State or Federal law, provided that the manufacturer of a package or packaging component must petition the [state administrative agency] for any exemption from the provisions of this subsection for a particular package or packaging component based upon either criterion; and provided further that the [state administrative agency] may grant an exemption for up to two years if warranted by the circumstances; and provided further that such an exemption may, upon reapplication for exemption and meeting the criteria of this subsection, be renewed at two-year intervals; or       b. those packages or packaging components to which lead, cadmium, mercury or hexavalent chromium have been added in the manufacturing, forming, printing or distribution process for which there is no feasible alternative, provided that the manufacturer of a package or packaging component must petition the [state administrative agency] for any exemption from the provisions of this subsection for a particular package or packaging component based upon the criterion and submit such documentation as necessary to support the request for the exemption; and provided further that the [state administrative agency] may grant an exemption for up to two years if warranted by the circumstances; and provided further that such an exemption may, upon reapplication for exemption and meeting the criterion of this subsection, be renewed at two-year intervals. For purposes of this subsection, a use for which there is no feasible alternative is one in which the petitioner conclusively demonstrates that the regulated substance is essential to the protection, safe handling, or function of the package’s contents and that technical constraints preclude the use of alternatives. “No feasible alternative” does not include use of any of the regulated metals for the purposes of marketing.      Certificate of Compliance:Upon request,a Certificate of Compliance stating that a package or packaging component is in compliance with the requirements of this Act shall be furnished by its manufacturer or supplier to the purchaser of the packaging or packaging component. If the above exemption is in compliance, the Certificate of Compliance shall state the specific basis upon which the exemption is claimed. The Certificate of Compliance shall be signed by an authorized official of the manufacturing or supplying company.       Official website link: https://toxicsinpackaging.org/model-legislation/model/
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  • Technical Updates in latest Bluetooth Core Specification v5.3
    Bluetooth SIG adopted latest Bluetooth Core Specification version 5.3 on 13 July 2021. Bluetooth v5.3 introduced new features to enhance periodic broadcast, connection update and channel classification for Bluetooth Low Energy.The following is an overview of the major changes and new features in Bluetooth 5.3.
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