Tag Archives: environment

Predictions for 2013

For this column, we compiled the top 5 predictions for compliance in 2013 as it will concern members of the Actio Network (and the majority of business persons with industrial concerns). Categories encompass the electronics industry, EPA/TSCA/etc, Power, Air and … Continue reading

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REACH: 54 New Substances!

Some 54 new substances have been added to the Candidate List under Europe’s REACH regulation. Download the complete list (136 substances) for your records and reference.  (No registration required to download a copy.) The legal obligations that companies may have … Continue reading

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MSDS Tracking at PCB Chat Today

Today at PCB Chat, Kal Kawar talks MSDS management and environmental regulations. Participation is free; just remember to sign in to see the chat.

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IPC Apex Expo Catch Up

I’ll be taking questions and comments on IPC Apex Expo today from 2 to 3 pm over at PCB Chat. Also, Kal Kawar will take questions on MSDS tracking and environmental regulations on March 8* from 2 to 3 pm … Continue reading

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Informational Matrix of Tools for Green Chemistry

Looking for tools to evaluate chemical ingredients in products — for greener chemistry, safer products, a healthier workplace and a more viable supply chain?  Recently GC3 designed and published a matrix of tools for green chemistry and an attendant summary … Continue reading

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REACH Gets A 5-Year Review

It’s been five years since REACH* was adopted. Now, five years later, the European Commission (EC) is preparing to review the legislation. The review is expected to be significant but not overwhelming. The EC-led review will be based on “lessons … Continue reading

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For $12B, Google Buys Motorola’s Insured Supply Chain

The Google-Motorola deal announced last week is about hardware manufacturing capability.  In other words, Google just paid $12.5 billion for a gadget supply chain with over 20,000 patents as the cherry on top. As Chris Nowak put it in a … Continue reading

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Green Chemistry: Sleeper Hit in Supply-Chain Compliance?

These days, environmental regulations are changing the rules of the game in terms of how things are made, sourced and distributed in manufacturing and supply chains. The rules define the product and the process. More so than ever before. Green … Continue reading

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5 Case Studies on REACH Compliance

For companies still wondering how their situation fits into REACH, the following case studies may help. These case studies address compliance in a variety of scenarios. The five instances of how-other-companies-did-it represent common situations. The case studies address both upstream … Continue reading

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European Agencies Ban Six Chemicals

In REACH and chemicals news, it was announced in Europe that six dangerous substances are to be phased out. This means that manufacturers who use these chemicals in their products — or have absorbed them somewhere in their supply chain … Continue reading

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