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Press Releases from SGS Electrical and Electronics (11 total)

Webinar to Help EE Companies Comply with China RoHS 2.0

China’s new RoHS 2.0 presents challenges to companies working in the EE sector. SGS’s webinar on June 16, 2016, will help companies seeking to achieve compliance. SGS has announced details of a webinar describing how companies can comply with the new China RoHS 2.0 regulations. The webinar, to be held on June 16, 2016, will look at the latest version of China’s legislation controlling the use of hazardous substances in

SGS improves the design of its product certification marks

The new SGS certification design is effective as of May 3, 2010 and applies to SGS product certification. Previous designs remain valid until the end of 2015. The high standard of the SGS certification process remains the same, this is simply an updated design for the product certification mark. The new design clearly demonstrates a customer’s commitment to quality and safety in the shape of the letter ‘Q’ encircling the letters

Auto industry to benefit from expanded material analysis capabilities offered by …

Johnson Controls closed the development center and administrative facilities at its Grefrath branch, in Germany in 2009 as part of its long term corporate strategy. From the 200 employees affected by the move, 90 could be redeployed within other Johnson Controls branches. The takeover by SGS Germany GmbH ( ), which is a longstanding supplier of material tests to the automotive industry, emerged as another positive solution. In order to

Increase in SGS GS certifications through economical downturn

After starting back in 2005 with one GS certification awarded, the SGS Fimko division and its GS certifiers located in Europe and Asia registered, over three years, a remarkable increase in the number of companies applying for the GS certificate. This culminated at the end of 2009 with over 1,000 certificates granted in a single year. Out of these, almost 90% were awarded to companies from the household appliance industry,

Photovoltaic Modules – faster quality testing

Previously many of PV module manufacturers had to queue at solar test institutes, waiting for months before their module testing could begin. But today by development of testing institutes and new laboratories all around the world, solar module qualification has never been quicker, which has led to the qualification to become a seller’s market. The quick growth of the PV industry and endless enhancements in modules and materials has resulted

RoHS 2 Compliance: Start to Rethink Business Now

RoHS is a European Directive regarding “Restriction of Hazardous Substances” (2002/95/EC), effective since July 1, 2006. (ee. This directive restricts the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of Electronic and Electrical Equipment (EEE). A recent European Commission (EC) impact assessment study showed that almost half of the EEE currently placed on the EU market is not fully RoHS compliant. As a consequence, more stringent

SGS to Inform E&E Industry about New REACH Screening Methodology

The new European Union chemical policy, Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH), is aimed at ensuring a high level of protection of health and the environment as well as enhancing innovation of green chemicals. In principle REACH applies to all chemicals. Therefore, building a successful and cost-effective strategy to control substances of very high concern (SVHC) is critical. Armed with strong expertise and a global laboratory network, SGS offers

EMC Challenges for Mass-Produced Electrical and Electronic Equipments

Over the past 25 years the number of electrical and electronic (E&E) products has been steadily rising. This has resulted in an increase in electromagnetic waves in the atmosphere that in turn led to authorities setting stricter EMC limits. Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) tests ( are a critical step in designing electrical and electronic products. Recently, EMC tests have become a matter of concern due to the global increase in production

SGS and ENVIRON to host free webinar on REACH SVHC and RoHS2 Challenges and Solu …

SGS and ENVIRON will be hosting a free webinar, titled: “REACH SVHC and RoHS2 Challenges and Solutions”. The webinar will be held on January 26, 2010, Tuesday, and will start at 04:00pm CET. It will provide useful information about the the Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) (sustainability.sgs .com/ consumergoods/reach.htm) Regulation’s Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC), and the challenges to be expected from the new Restriction of Hazardous

SGS to introduce IECEE Hazardous Substances Testing Services for Electric and El …

Due to different requirements for hazardous substances (HS) in various regions a high number of noncompliant products are still being placed on the world market. The need for reliable tools to verify and demonstrate the level of HS in electric and electronic (E&E) products was the basis for developing the IECEE Hazardous Substances Testing Services (HSTS). This approach aims to verify and demonstrate the level of HS in electric and

SGS to Test Eurofighter Cockpit Simulator for Electromagnetic Compatibility

Just like any other electrical and electronic product the cockpit simulator built by Reiser Systemtechnik for the Eurofighter must fulfill the existing Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) requirements. Indeed, even out of the ordinary products like the simulator of a fighter jet cockpit must keep within the limit values of harmonized EMC standards and show satisfactory immunity to interference. Complex system tested thoroughly In the SGS CQE EMC testing lab, the cockpit simulator was

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