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December 13th, 2016
MIT Revokes Requirements for Azo Dyes and Formaldehyde on Textiles

MIT Revokes Requirements for Azo Dyes and Formaldehyde on Textiles Landing Copy: The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MIT) of Vietnam revoked the requirements for azo dyes and formaldehyde on textiles through the release of Circular No. 23/2016/TT-BCT on October 12, 2016. The Circular revokes Circular No. 37/2015/TT-BCT. Circular No. 37/2015/TT-BCT established the content limits… read more

September 13th, 2016
BSI Releases Standard on Burning Behavior of Curtains and Drapes

The British Standards Institute (BSI) has released BS EN 1102:2016 Textiles and Textile Products. Burning Behavior. Curtains and Drapes. Detailed Procedure to Determine the Flame Spread of Vertically Oriented Specimens.  The standard replaces the 1996 version and was published August 31, 2016.

August 11th, 2016
China Releases Textile Standards

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has released the following voluntary standards for textiles testing: STANDARD TITLE DESCRIPTION SCOPE FZ/T 01030-2016 Knitted fabric and elastic woven fabric – Determination of maximum force to seam rupture and bursting distension – Bursting method Method A – ball bursting method; Method B – diaphragm bursting method •… read more

August 11th, 2016
Russia Adopts Footwear and Textile Standards

Russia’s Committee for Standardization has adopted the following new standards for textiles. GOST R ISO 17702-2016 Footwear. Test methods for uppers. Water resistance GOST R ISO 16373-2-2016 Textiles. Dyestuffs. Part 2. General method for the determination of extractable dyestuffs, including allergenic and carcinogenic dyestuffs (method using pyridine-water) The standards were adopted on July 1, 2016.

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
CEN Releases Textiles Standards

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has released the following textile standards: REFERENCE TITLE DESCRIPTION EN ISO 105-D02:2016 Tests for colour fastness – Part D02: Colour Fastness to Rubbing: Organic Solvents (ISO 105-D02:2016) Procedure to determine resistance of the color of textiles of all kinds and in all forms, except loose fiber, to the combined… 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