Monday, 21 February 2011

Another reason to support UK manufacturing!

Formaldehyde found in playing cards…

As a UK manufacturer of Playing Cards, we were shocked to read that the Republic of China (Taiwan) officials found that 20 percent of randomly picked playing cards manufactured in China, have tested for formaldehyde, a highly poisonous and cancerous agent to humans

The Chinese maximum tolerance for Formaldehyde in board is 75ppm**, however the European maximum standard is 30ppm.

The board that Richard Edward source for use in our playing card products meets the European standard (EN71). However, where this level exceeds client’s requirements, we are able to source Formaldehyde free board.
This reinforces the peace-of-mind, that use of UK manufacturers such as Richard Edward brings to the supply chain.

Richard Edward products are routinely audited to ensure compliance to EN71 standards in addition to social and environmental compliance.

**ppm – part per million = 1mg per 1kg

What is Formaldehyde?
A colourless poisonous gas; made by the oxidation of methanol used in manufacturing and chemical industries, and as a preservative by anatomists, embalmers and pathologists. Being exposed to formaldehyde may increase the risk of developing leukaemia and brain cancer.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Busy! Busy! Busy!

The last few weeks have been hectic for Richard Edward, exhibiting at 4 different shows, meeting lots of people and launching new products!

Each show has proved to be very successful and we thank everyone who visited us on our stands.

We are currently carrying out show follow ups, contacting everyone we met and dealing with all the quotes and queries!

The next show we will be exhibiting at is 'Marketing Week Live' in June. So if you missed your chance to see us this time, please come and visit us at Olympia, on stand E240 on 29th-30th June!

Monday, 7 February 2011

Happy Families launch at Spring Fair!

The launch of Happy Families is going great at Spring Fair this week!

We've just received our first ever order!!

Don't miss out... come down and see us in Hall 5, Stand H58!