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An ISO 9001:2008 Certification is derived from the collective experience of ISO 9000 and ISO 9004. It addresses various aspects of quality management and contains some of ISO’s best known standards.
The standards provide guidance and tools for companies and organizations who want to ensure that their products and services consistently meet customer’s requirements. It basically works on 8 management principle are Customer focus, leadership, process approach, involvement of people, system approach, continual improvement, factual approach to decision making and mutual benefit supplier relationship.
An ISO 14001:2004 Certification addresses various aspects of environmental management and sustainability. It provides pre-defined practice tools for companies and organizations looking to identify, control their environmental impact and constantly improve their environmental performance.
ISO 14001:2004 is applicable to any organization that wishes to establish, implement, maintain and improve an environmental management system, to assure itself of conformity with its stated environmental policy and to demonstrate conformity with ISO 14001:2004 by seeking confirmation of its conformance by parties having an interest in the organization, such as customers, external parties, external organizations etc.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or USFDA) is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of the United States federal executive departments. The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements etc. The FDA also enforces laws under Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act and associated regulations, many of which are not directly related to food or drugs. Coruba’s Food Grade Rubber Sheets are approved by US-FDA with reference to SGS Lab.
CE-certification or CE Marking is a conformity marking consisting of the letters “CE”. The CE Marking applies to products regulated by certain European health, safety and environmental protection legislation. The manufacturer affixes the marking in order to be allowed to sell his product in the European market. CE is an abbreviation for ‘European Conformity’. The CE Marking indicates that the product it is affixed to conforms to all relevant essential requirements and other applicable provisions that have been imposed upon it by means of European directives.
RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) the RoHS directive aims to restrict certain dangerous substances commonly used in electronic and electronic equipment. The RoHS directive took effect on 1 July 2006, and is required to be enforced and become law in each member state of European Union. This directive restricts the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, chromium Polybrominated biphenyls and Polybrominated diphenyl ether. Intertek with compliance to RoHS has tested and approved our 4 Rubber Compound i.e. Natural Rubber, Nitrile, Butyl and Neoprene.
PAH (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons) The European Based body aims to restrict the use of PAH substance which are basically used in softening the rubber and plastic products and indeed had harmful effect on humans. The Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are the official TFL documents regarding the presence of such substances. Any substances presenting a health or environmental hazard according to the EU Regulation is disclosed in section 2 or 3 of the Material Safety Data Sheet.
REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) the law entered into force on 1 June 2007. The aim of REACH is to improve the protection of human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances. At the same time, REACH aims to enhance innovation and competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry. REACH applies to all chemicals or chemical products imported or produced in the EU. The European Chemicals Agency will manage the technical, scientific and administrative aspects of the REACH system.
The Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) is the UK Water Industry's approval scheme. WRC-NSF is the only laboratory in the UK that carries out Water Regulations Testing for material and mechanical requirements. It covers all plumbing systems, water fittings, and equipment supplied, or to be supplied, with water from the public water supply. It is illegal to install a product such as water fittings in the UK without the WRAS mark. Coruba’s Coru177 EPDM Rubber Sheet is duly approved by WRAS and WRC- NSF for use in European Countries.