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EU Bans Three Fragrance Allergens Used in Cosmetic Products
Aug 11, 2017 Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
The European Commission has published Regulation (EU) 2017/1410, banning the use of three fragrance allergens, HICC (CAS NO. 51414-25-6/ 31906-04-4), atranol (CAS NO. 526-37-4) and chloroatranol (CAS NO. 57074-21-2).
Turkey Adds Substances to Control List in Market Surveillance for Footwear Products
Aug 11, 2017 Softlines
The Turkish Ministry of Economy has recently announced new customs controls for footwear products that are subject to market surveillance. Official Gazette 29236 added new restrictions for phthalates, Chromium VI and Dioctyltin (DOT) to the control list. The new controls became effective on July 10, 2017.
Green Dry Cleaning Solvents
Aug 08, 2017 Softlines
Dry cleaning is any cleaning process for clothing and textiles that use a chemical solvent rather than water. It is used to clean fabrics that degrade in water, and delicate fabrics that cannot withstand the rough and tumble of a washing machine and clothes dryer. Perchloroethylene (perc) has been the leading dry cleaning solvent used in the dry cleaning industry and is still being used by the majority of dry cleaners in many countries. However, the health risks of perc as a dry cleaning solvent has spurred interest in alternative solvents to replace its use.
GINETEX Registers Textile Care Labelling Symbols in China and India
Aug 08, 2017 Softlines
GINETEX’s five trademarked symbols have been registered in China and India. These are two important markets for GINETEX licensees as many national apparel brands are exporting and importing textile products in these markets.
New China Product Standard - GB/T 33271-2016 <Woven Garments for Infants>
Aug 02, 2017 Softlines
China National Standardization Technical Committees for garments has set a national standard GB/T 33271-2016
, which was implemented on 1st July 2017. It is the first national product standard for woven garments for infants.
US EPA Proposes Labeling Relief for Compliant Composite Wood Products
Aug 01, 2017 Toys and Juvenile Products, Hardgoods
The US EPA has published a Direct Final Rule for compliant composite wood products to be labeled TSCA compliant. Unless adverse comments are received, this rule will become effective on August 25, 2017.