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Boosting Innovation Through Standards

09-09-2019 Do you want to take your idea to the next level? Do you want to access a market of 600 million consumers? Do you want to discover how standards can help you reach that?

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Professor Henk de Vries holds the Standardization Management chair

06-08-2019 Henk de Vries, Endowed Professor of Standardisation Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) will deliver his inaugural address entitled Standardisation Management on Friday 4 October 2019.

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Global forum on gas analysis gathers in The Hague

18-06-2019 Àngels Orduña Cao, Executive Director of the SPIRE Association, opened today the 10th edition of the GAS Analysis event in the Fokker Terminal in The Hague. The 2050 vision of SPIRE is presented, the public-private partnership for Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy efficiency. GAS Analysis 2019 is the leading international symposium and exhibition for gas analysis manufacturers. Technical staff and end-users, presenting the latest developments in laboratory, process analysis, metrology and sensor technology and their applications.

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Quality assurance environment and food laboratories published

27-05-2019 NEN 6603 ‘Environment and food – Internal quality control by the use of control charts with chemical and microbiological analyzes' is translated to English and published. This standard describes how laboratories can better guarantee the quality of their chemical and microbiological tests with statistical control charts.

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Better Biomass fully approved for SDE+

10-05-2019 The Better Biomass certification scheme has now been fully approved in the framework of the Dutch Decree conformity assessment of solid biomass for energy applications. This approval is applicable to all five biomass categories that are distinguished and applies for the global use of the 'Better Biomass certified' claim. Better Biomass is the first certification scheme with full coverage.

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International agreement on a GM screening protocol published: 'IWA 32:2019 Screening of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in cotton and textiles'

26-04-2019 The ability to make credible claims about the presence of GM cotton in (organically certified) textiles and garment based on globally accepted objective methods is an important component in strengthening the cotton and textiles sector and serving the interest of industry and consumers. Acknowledging the industry’s need for clarity, within ISO, recently an agreement was reached on how to screen (processed) cotton on potential presence of known GMOs.

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GAS Analysis 2019, the global forum on analysis of gases, is open for registration

20-03-2019 GAS Analysis 2019 is the leading international symposium and exhibition for gas analysis manufacturers, technical staff and end-users, presenting the latest developments in laboratory, process analysis, metrology and sensor technology and their applications. Venue of the 10th edition is the Fokker Terminal in The Hague (the Netherlands) from 18 to 20 June 2019.

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English translation NEN 2767-1 'Condition assessment for the built environment' published

18-02-2019 The English translation of NEN 2767-1:2017 was recently published. This Dutch standard describes the method to define and record the technical condition of an asset in an objective and uniform way. As a result of the demand from international organizations for an English version of the standard the Dutch Technical committee 'Condition assessment' decided to initiate the translation of NEN 2767-1:2017.

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NEN-EN 589:2019 - New Automotive LPG requirements

22-01-2019 The use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, a mixture of propane and butane commonly known as LPG, as motor fuel has been on a steady rise globally in the past years. And it is expected to grow even further. Recently approved standard NEN EN 589:2019 - Automotive fuels - LPG - Requirements and test methods, helps the market with this growth. In its revised format it includes interesting new requirements.

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Better Biomass approved by Dutch authorities as certification scheme for solid biomass for energy applications

26-11-2018 The Better Biomass certification scheme has been approved in the framework of the Dutch Decree conformity assessment of solid biomass for energy applications. This approval is applicable to all five biomass categories that are distinguished, and applies for the global use of the 'Better Biomass certified' claim. With this approval, the market has access to a robust certification scheme to independently demonstrate the sustainable origin and utilisation of biomass for energy applications.

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