European Union Reform Ensures Fire safety in Electrical and Electronic Equipment

July 11th, 2011

Innovation continues in the Electrical and Electronic Equipment category by the European Union, who published the revised Directive on the Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances following agreement between the EU Council and the European Parliament on 8 June 2011.

This revision is to be considered before end-2014 by the Commission, on the basis of a thorough assessment, and periodically thereafter on its own initiative or following a proposal by a Member State.

Click here to read the European Flame Retardant Association factsheet and more in depth detail about the restricted substance list containing: Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBBs) and Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) as well as the science based methodology.

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The Genius of the Tinkerer

September 26th, 2010

(Originally published in WSJ -September 25-16 Weekend edition)

The secret to innovation is combining odds and ends. Steven Johnson is the author of seven books, including ” The Invention of Air.” The WJS published an inspirational essay adapted from his new book “Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation”. Read full story.

Where does your innovation start and how does it evolve?

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