New research into graphene flakes has discovered that the material can act as a surfactant, for the first time demonstrating how it can be a versatile 2D stabiliser ideal for many industrial applications from oil extraction to paper processing.

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The Blue Guide was first published in 2000 and has since become one of the main reference documents explaining how to implement EU legislation based on the New Approach, now covered by the New Legislative Framework (NLF). This new version of the Guide aims to better reflect recent changes in the legislation and in particular the adoption of a new Regulation on Market Surveillance.

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DigiCert, Inc. and Valimail, have announced that they are partnering to help companies prepare for Brand Indicators for Message Identification (BIMI), a new standard currently in pilot that allows companies to display a verified logo in emails with a Verified Mark Certificate (VMC).

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Booking is open for the first ever virtual North Sea Flow Measurement Workshop, the premier global flow measurement event taking place 26-29 October 2020.

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The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) are responsible for the regulatory framework for product safety, weights and measures and hallmarking.  To date OPSS have laid four Statutory Instruments (SIs), fixing deficiencies in EU retained law, that arise as a result of the UK’s exit from the EU.

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The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has announced the new, Measurement for Recovery (M4R) programme, helping innovative UK companies to invest and grow post COVID-19 lockdown.

Measurement for Recovery will allow NPL, along with partner National Measurement Laboratories to support UK industry with access to cutting-edge specialist solutions through our science and engineering expertise and facilities to support projects, at no charge.

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Welcome to the Summer issue of the BMTA Newsletter. Once again contributions to the newsletter have been influenced by Covid-19, and we have articles in this issue that focus on the future of remote assessment, PPE and forged or fake certifications. 

We also take a look at World Accreditation Day - food safety, which promotes the value of accreditation, accredited conformity assessment and standards.

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BMTA is pleased to introduce members to Innovation Tax, providers of valuable support and guidance through innovation tax incentives and Government funding.

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The European Commission has issued the first draft of the revision to the EU Blue Guide on the implementation of EU Product Rules.

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The following extract is from the official ILAC notification.

"As a result of the recent referendum detailed in our earlier correspondence (provided below), the transition period for ISO/IEC 17025:2017 has been extended to 1 June 2021.

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Following UKAS announcement that they will be extending the period during which remote assessment will be undertaken to 1st October 2020 UKAS are running a live webinar at 9am on 4th June 2020, to help businesses prepare. Should you wish to join this webinar please use this link to REGISTER

If you are unable to make the live webinar UKAS have also produced an on-demand video that may be of interest. The video can be accessed HERE

 

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