CE marking will be UKCA marking in UK

The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) mark is used to replace the CE marking requirements for all apllicable products - included signs – placed on the UK market. The UKCA mark shows that a product placed on the UK market meets the conformity requirements of that market. The UK conformity assessment procedures and underlying technical regulations (EN standards) that must be used to demonstrate conformity are largely the same as for the award of the CE mark.

New office for ESF

ESF moved to Eloya's new office building in January 2023 (see picture above).
The office building is located in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, near Brussels.

Goodbye to fluorescent lighting...

From September 1, 2023, the Ecodesign Regulation will ban fluorescent lamps, which are subject to the EU Directive on the limitation of mercury and the restriction of the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. This directive, RoHS (Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment), was recently amended and now has consequences for the abolition and thus also for the availability of various lamps.

Light transmisson VS acrylic

While the several Arcylic manufacturers declare the light transmission of a backlit sheet, illuminated with a standard white source, not well known is the behaviour of mono chromatic source with different colour of PMMA sheets.

“Contribute or don’t criticise”, says outgoing chair of ISA-UK technical committee

As he prepares to retire, a highly respected sign industry stalwart has issued a rallying call to colleagues within the sector. Mike Hall, chair of the ISA-UK technical committee and member of the ISA-UK council, formally retires from his position at the end of December 2019 but is urging more sign professionals to get involved with the sign industry’s leading trade association.