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Local Team Donates PPE and Offers Beds & Staff to ZNA Stuivenberg Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium As pressure increases on hospitals to treat more COVID-19 patients, SGS offers support from its Clinical Pharmacology Unit (CPU). 02 Apr 2020 Business News
SCIP Database To enhance product safety, reduce hazardous waste and stimulate proper waste management across member states, the European Commission launches a database for information on Substances of Concern In articles as such or in complex objects (Products), also known as SCIP, under the following revised directive: 23 Mar 2020 Business News
SGS supports the monitoring of the mobility of PFAS in groundwater through high-quality analysis SGS has cooperated with iFlux and Cyclopure to develop a new method for monitoring the mobility of PFAS in groundwater plumes. iFlux patented a passive sampling cartridge and technology, together with Cyclopure, which supplied the adsorbent needed to capture and remove PFAS from the groundwater, allowing for a unique flux measurement to be determined. SGS contributed its expertise, as an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory, in high-quality environmental measurement and analysis to determine the PFAS compounds. 09 Mar 2020 Business News
Your partner for optimum air quality Well-being in the workplace is vital for a well-functioning organisation. It is also subject to strict legislation and regulations. That’s why indoor air quality is an integral part of the Codex on ‘well-being at work’. 20 Feb 2020 Business News
SGS Sells its Pest Management and Fumigation (PMF) Activities in Benelux to Anticimex SGS announces the sale of its Pest Management and Fumigation activities in Belgium and the Netherlands to Anticimex. This sale is in line with the evolution of SGS portfolio focusing on strategic services. 18 Dec 2019 Global Corporate News
Does your company use PFAS-free AFF products? The presence of PFAS and the impact of PFAS components on the environment has been a much-discussed topic in recent times. Worldwide awareness regarding this is increasing. PFAS (Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances) is a group of more than 6000 chemical substances. These substances have been used in various products, such as firefighting foam, for decades. As a result, these substances have been released into the environment and are now found in, for example, soil, ground- and surface water. 25 Oct 2019 Business News
Harmonising poison notifications and UFI In 2021 a new label element will appear on products: The Unique Formula Identifier (UFI) is a 16-character alphanumeric code which provides detailed information on health or physical hazards of products. Companies will be obliged to add a UFI on the product label of hazardous mixtures placed on the market. 20 Sep 2019 Business News
Salmonella: prevention is better than cure How do you describe Salmonella in a clear way so that everyone understands it? We’ll attempt to do just that in this article. Just like people, bacteria have a first and last name. The only difference is that we say a bacteria’s name the other way around. Salmonella is the surname and consists of a whole group of bacteria. All these different bacteria have their own first names. 28 Aug 2019 Business News
The versatility of SGS Automotive services The Belgian automotive sector has returned to the pre-crisis level and innovations are in full swing. More than 85,000 people now work in the sector, spread throughout over 300 companies with the most diverse fields of expertise. This makes the automotive sector of great importance to the Belgian economy and one of the most important global players in the field of car assembly, for example. 04 Jul 2019 Business News
SGS launches a new technology for (geomechanical) reservoir characterization using drill cuttings Following the completion of several pilot studies during 2018, we are pleased to introduce a novel service for obtaining mechanical and mineralogical rock properties from drill cuttings and core fragments. SGS branded the technology and workflow ARPIN which stands for Automated Rock Properties by INdentation. 04 Jun 2019 Business News