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CIRS C&K Testing Officially Opens its New Toxicology Laboratory
Hangzhou CIRS C&K Testing Technology Co., Ltd. officially inaugurated its new toxicology laboratory in August. Located in the Tianhe High-tech Industrial Park in the Binjiang District of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, this lab is to provide toxicological tests and research services to industries such as cosmetics, medical devices, health products, specialty foods, and pharmaceuticals.
Global Regulatory Dynamics of PFHxS
Perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS) is a highly surface-active perfluorinated compound with chemical properties similar to perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS). Following the ban on PFOS by the Stockholm Convention in 2009, PFHxS has been widely used as a substitute in various products. However, PFHxS is persistent in the environment, capable of long-range transport, and may cause developmental toxicity, neurotoxicity, hepatotoxicity, and reproductive toxicity. At the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention (SC COP-10), PFHxS, its salts, and related compounds were listed in Annex A of the Convention for elimination, with no exemptions allowed.
ECHA Consults on Recommending 5 Substances for REACH Authorisation
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is considering recommending five substances for the REACH Authorisation List. These five substances cover: Melamine; Bis(2-ethylhexyl) tetrabromophthalate covering any of the individual isomers and/or combinations thereof (TBPH); S-(tricyclo[ 2,6]deca-3-en-8(or 9)-yl) O-(isopropyl or isobutyl or 2-ethylhexyl) O-(isopropyl or isobutyl or 2-ethylhexyl) phosphorodithioate; Diphenyl(2,4,6-trimethylbenzoyl)phosphine oxide; and Barium diboron tetraoxide.
EU Approves RoHS exemptions for Cadmium and Lead in PVC Applications
On January 10, 2024, the EU Commission approved the exemption for cadmium and lead in plastic profiles in electrical and electronic windows and doors containing recovered rigid polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in its Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2024/232 and a new entry 46 is added to Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS).
China Released the Inventory of Existing Toothpaste Ingredients in China
On January 12, 2024, China released the Inventory of Existing Toothpaste Ingredients in China (Industry Association Version). The list, which comprises 1026 ingredients, was compiled by the China Oral Care Industry Association based on the toothpaste ingredients recorded by the Association and with reference to the Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredients in China (2021 Edition).
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Globalized Service Resources
With its Headquarter in Hangzhou, China and subsidiaries in Ireland, South Korea, USA, Britain, Beijing and Nanjing, CIRS C&K Testing is able to provide globalized services to clients.
Sound Laboratory Construction
CIRS C&K Testing owns several professional laboratories, including Chemical Analysis Laboratory, Microbiology Laboratory, Efficacy Evaluation Laboratory, Toxicology Laboratory, etc.
Rich Industrial Experience
Deeply rooted in the industry for more than 16 years, CIRS C&K Testing provided its technical services to over 15,000 enterprises, including 60+ Top 500 enterprises.
International Elite Team
The technical team comprises of over 100 technical staffs, including products regulations experts, risk assessment experts, toxicologists, data analysis and software specialists.
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CIRS C&K Testing is able to provide one-stop compliance services across products fully life cycle, including compliance consulting, testing, product R&D, data services, etc., for multiple industries, such as cosmetics, consumer goods, medical devices, disinfectant products, chemicals, food, automotives.