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December 15th, 2016
ICPHSO 2017 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium, February 20-23, Orlando

UL experts will be on-hand to discuss your product quality and safety needs at the ICPHSO 2017 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium, taking place February 20–23, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Hotel, Orlando, Florida. Employing a collaborative approach, UL works closely with clients to create a customized program of quality assurance services to… read more

December 8th, 2016
ASTM Releases Standards for Selection of Zippers for Care-Labeled Apparel and Household Furnishings

ASTM International has released a standard intended for zippers. The standard is entitled as “ASTM D3692 – 89(2016) – Standard Practice for Selection of Zippers for Care-Labeled Apparel and Household Furnishings”. This practice provides guidelines to the manufacturer for the selection of zippers to be used in garments and household furnishings that have care labels…. read more

July 20th, 2016
ZDHC Announces New Online Portal for Chemicals

Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) has announced the release of ZDHC Chemical Registry, a new online portal specifically for chemicals found in textiles, and scheduled to launch in August 2016. The online portal will assist chemical companies in assessing a product’s compliance against ZDHC’s Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL). The online portal also provides… read more

July 19th, 2016
European Union Releases new Textile Standards

 The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has released CEN ISO/TR 11827:2016 Textiles – Composition Testing – Identification of Fibres (ISO/TR 11827:2012), which specifies methods for the identification of natural and man-made fibers. The agency has also released EN 1073-1:2016/AC:2016 Protective Clothing against Solid Airborne Particles including Radioactive Contamination – Part 1: Requirements and Test Methods for Compressed… read more

July 19th, 2016
ZDHC Announces New Online Portal for Chemicals

Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) has announced the release of ZDHC Chemical Registry, a new online portal specifically for chemicals found in textiles, and scheduled to launch in August 2016. The online portal will assist chemical companies in assessing a product’s compliance against ZDHC’s Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL). The online portal also provides… read more

July 19th, 2016
UL Expands Accreditation Scope for Softlines Testing in United Kingdom

UL VS Ltd. has expanded its softlines accreditation scope to include a broad range of textiles consumer goods ranging from fabric samples to finished products, including flammability testing. The global regulatory landscape for textile products is becoming increasingly complex. New regulations are introduced each year and current regulations are ever-changing, creating challenges to ensure compliance… read more

May 11th, 2016
UL Opens New Facility in Vietnam

UL has opened a new facility in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to meet the growing demand for regional quality assurance services for textiles, apparel, footwear, and toys. UL Consumer and Retail Services’ Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) facility will serve as the Southeast Asia hub and coordination center for UL’s regional business, providing local… read more

January 15th, 2016
Join UL at ICPHSO 2016

February 29 – March 3 2016 | Washington, DC   UL CAN GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE COMPLEX REGULATORY LANDSCAPE TO HELP ENSURE PRODUCTS PLACED ON THE GLOBAL MARKET COMPLY WITH ALL RELEVANT LEGISLATION   EVENT                               VENUE   UL experts will be on-hand to discuss your product quality and safety needs at… read more

November 5th, 2015
Perfluorinated Compounds in Textiles and Apparel

Details The use of perfluorinated compounds (PFC) in clothing has been debated at the international level due to the adverse effects these substances pose to human health and the environment. Recent analytical testing found that PFCs are in fact used in outdoor apparel as water and oil repellent treatments. Therefore, their presence can be found… read more

October 22nd, 2015
CEN Releases Ratification of Standards for Textiles

EUROPEAN UNION – The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has ratified the following standards. The standards are in process for publication and scheduling for enforcement.   Standard ICS Date of Ratification Date of Availability FprEN ISO 5402-2 rev Leather – Determination of flex resistance – Part 2: Vamp flex method (ISO/FDIS 5402-2:2015) 59.140.30 – Leather… read more