The EU "Directive on toy safety" shock to many export-oriented printing company. Because of overseas orders in the printing business, there are many children's books in the export was identified as toys.
From July 20 onwards, the EU 27 member states began to implement its new "toy safety directive." This is considered to be "the most severe" toys technical standards, not only to the toy industry have a tremendous impact, paper napkins and impact on many export-oriented printing company. Because of overseas orders in the printing business, there are many children's books in the export was identified as toys, while exports to the EU need to follow in the "Toy Safety Directive" for safety and risk assessment.
EU new version of "Toy Safety Directive" (2009/48/EC) is June 30, 2009 release. "China Press and Publication News" correspondent in the online search found that, in September 2010, Heshan City, Jiangmen City, Guangdong Province, Inspection and Quarantine Bureau in Heshan Yatu Shi Printing Co., Ltd. held a contrast to the export enterprise quality children's products enhance the on-site meetings, conference New instructions for the interpretation.paper tissue Printing Co., Ltd. Guangdong Heshan Ya Tushi printing enterprises in export-oriented predators, its products are exported, the interpretation of new directives will be held at the company, describes the implementation of the directive will also profoundly affect the development of export-oriented printing.
With the old version of the Directive (88/378/EEC) compared to new directive in the physical and mechanical properties, chemical properties, electrical properties, hygiene requirements and the manufacturer's liability, etc. have made "the most stringent" requirements. According to "Daily" and other media reports, was undoubtedly one of the most stringent requirements on the chemical properties of the provisions of toys, the new directive issued, dibutyl phthalate and other 15 kinds of high concern substances, heavy metals limit given by the eight kinds of increases 19 species, 66 kinds of spices are allergic to restrict the use, of which 55 kinds of disabled and 11 kinds of content exceeds 0.01%, to be marked. In addition, the new directive for the first time disabled carcinogenic, mutagenic, reproductive effects of chemical substances. However, on the chemical composition of the content of directive allows companies to have a two-year transition period to July 20, 2013 came into effect.
In addition, the new instructions in the product quality, safety, responsibility and market supervision, etc. shall also have reached a certain height, require any enter the EU market are subject to stringent toy safety and risk assessment, and implementation of "traceability" system, breach of new instructions will be severely punished in serious cases will be held criminally responsible.
Increase the cost of
"The implementation of the new directive will increase the export business of 10% to 15% of the cost." Shanghai C & C Joint Printing Co., Ltd. Overseas Sales vice president Deng Shaoqian in the "China Press and Publication News" reporter, said. According to reports, the company exports to the EU as a children's book is to test the toys, children's books about this part of the company's overseas orders accounted for 20% of the total to 25%.
New Directive on the business impact be? Dengshao Qian said the new directive on export-oriented printing companies certainly have some impact, but because of the company in recent years has been the request of the parent company to vigorously promote clean production and green printing, use environmentally friendly raw materials, printing, thus affecting not great .
New directive on the restriction of heavy metals in particular to increase to 19 by the eight kinds of species, which Dengshao Qian said that the company uses the central ink supply system, using environmentally friendly ink products, with environmentally friendly water-based glue over glue, try to use alcohol-free fountain solution , environmentally friendly materials greatly reduces the print content of heavy metals and organic compounds.
New directive to restrict the use of 66 kinds of allergic spices, Dengshao Qian said: "The spices are rarely used in children's books, our company is almost never used."
New instructions to the printing business cost pressures not only from environmentally friendly materials, as well as for testing the contents of the increase in cost of testing increases.