The European Union (EU) has implemented strict regulations to ensure biocidal products’ safe and effective use. Biocides are crucial in controlling harmful organisms such as bacteria, viruses, and pests and are widely used in various sectors, including healthcare, agriculture, and household products. Compliance with EU Biocidal Product Regulation (BPR) ensures market access and consumer protection. To navigate the complexities of BPR compliance within the EU, consider partnering with a Regulatory expert.
Malaysia has established several chemical safety regulations to protect human health and the environment from potential hazards associated with the use, handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous chemicals. This blog provides an overview of the key chemical safety regulations that are currently in place in Malaysia.
As public awareness of environmental issues is increasing rapidly, many cosmetic companies are engaging their focus on natural and environment-friendly emulsifiers and chemicals to be used in their products. The advantages of ‘green’ beauty products go beyond fashion. Newer research approaches have outlined the amount of toxicity in conventional cosmetics. However, it has been observed that the natural cosmetic business is growing at a steady pace.
Heavy metals are ubiquitously present in the environment surrounding us. Heavy metals containing ingredients such as thimerosal (mercury) and lead acetate were used as cosmetic ingredients in the past. They were also used as reaction catalysts during chemical synthesis and for manufacturing industrial equipment, containers or closures.
Cleaning product labels are no different than labels for other consumer goods when disclosure of ingredients comes into play. Organizations should exercise safety practices that will protect the consumers and workers during consumption.
The California Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (US Senate Bill 258) was signed into law on October 15, 2017, and came into effect in 2020 and 2021. The regulation and requirements are summarized here for your ready reference:
Plastics are the products of human innovation, and they are stable, durable, lightweight, and most importantly, inexpensive. They are a type of polymer, composed of a chain of polymers. The life we currently live is not possible without these amazing polymers. Unfortunately, our appetite for plastic shows no sign of back-pedal. Plastic pollution has become a global concern, as our planet is drowning in plastic microplastic litter.
Thanks to the rapid development of vaccines and quick vaccinations in major parts of the world, there seem positive developments in all the business sectors towards the growth. However, the threat is persisting in terms of new waves and new variants of COVID. Let us hope we soon get over this and see the brighter side of the business. Even in these darkest times of humankind, few business sectors like Life Sciences are recording good business growth and taking quick strides forward.
It is apparent that COVID-19 has permanently changed the ways of business operations for many industries across the globe. In fact, it has subtly given a renewed purpose to industries to evolve and advance in terms of tech-enabled and automated workflows.
With the dynamic landscape and the new reality due to the pandemic, the chemical industry has undergone a huge shift in demand. In the chemical market, the end of life for certain materials can start something new. Implementing a series of targeted, strategic initiatives across major functional areas can help manufacturers cater to short term demands. However, focusing on the short term does not necessarily mean neglecting long-term opportunities. Manufacturers must generate sustained growth by investing in innovation, emerging applications, and adopting new business models.
Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revised the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) to protect children and communities from the risks of lead exposure. EPA aims to get the lead out of the drinking water and empower communities through the correct information. According to the recent revision, the new rules includes the following improvements: