Intertek to host webinar on often overlooked materials restrictions and requirements for product packaging and batteries

    KANATA, ON, June 6 /CNW Telbec/ - Intertek ( is
pleased to present a free one-hour online webinar set to address materials
restrictions, requirements and end-of-life obligations for packaging and
batteries related to electronic products sold in the EU. Certainly the
electronics community is aware of the RoHS and WEEE restrictions directly
related to their products, but the restrictions and responsibilities imposed
by the EU on by-products such as packaging and batteries are often overlooked.
This omission may result in dire consequences for the offender including fines
and stop-shipment notices.
    The webinar, "What do you mean, my "product's PACKAGING is
non-compliant?" will be held June 17, 2008 at 2:00 pm EDT and will cover the
key compliance requirements of the EU's Packaging Directive (94/62/EC) and
Battery Directive (2006/66/EC), materials restrictions, recycling options,
reporting requirements, and business strategies.

    Topics to be addressed:

      - An overview of the Packaging Directive
      - An overview of the Battery Directive
      - Materials restrictions applicable to packaging and batteries
      - Registration and take-back requirements
      - Reporting requirements
      - Corporate versus product requirements
      - Relationship to the WEEE and RoHS Directives
      - Options and strategies for packaging and battery compliance

    Fines levied for non-compliance of packaging far exceed fines for RoHS
non-compliance. Products are regularly prevented from import into EU member
states due to non-compliance of packaging. Battery registration and reporting
is not only mandatory but has reporting requirements that significantly exceed
WEEE reporting requirements.

    Who should attend?

      - Regulatory Affairs
      - Engineering
      - Product Development
      - Product Management
      - Those responsible for product compliance and certification.

    Join us on June 17th at 2pm EDT for a free 1 hour webinar to learn more
packaging and battery compliance requirements for the EU. For more information
on the webinar and to register, visit

    About Intertek

    Intertek is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a
wide range of industries around the world. Our services take us into almost
every field imaginable, such as textiles, toys, electronics, building,
heating, pharmaceuticals, petroleum, food and cargo scanning. Intertek
provides testing, inspection and certification of products, commodities and
systems and a range of other services. Intertek has the expertise, resources
and global reach to support its customers through our network of more than
1,000 laboratories and offices and over 21,000 people in 110 countries around
the world.

    About Intertek Ageus Solutions

    Ageus Solutions, a unit of Intertek Testing Services, is a leader in
global environmental compliance, consulting, technology services and product
stewardship. Intertek Ageus Solutions offers comprehensive services for REACH,
TSCA and California Proposition 65 including on-call consulting, product
testing and analysis, Only Representative services and corporate education
appropriate for all types and levels of business. Intertek Ageus Solutions'
REACH services provide the necessary legal and technical management of REACH
requirements in the EU, representation in the EU and submission of
REACH-related information to the EU.

For further information:

For further information: Nicole Cooper, Corporate Communications
Director, Intertek Ageus Solutions, (613) 599-4321,

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