The International Environmental Textile Association recently released the latest 100 kinds of testing standards and limit values for hazardous substances in textiles at its annual meeting. The effective date is April 1, 2013.
It is reported that the re-evaluation of test parameters is based on the current market and product development, the newly discovered toxic substances and new regulations, and also considers the requirements of REACH, including the list of REACH substances of high concern and textile production in 2011. Related hazardous substances.
The test project was specifically updated to: Based on the current list of candidate substances and the current consensus, wet-spun fibers and coatings will detect N-methylpyrrolidone and dimethylacetamide projects. These two chemicals are listed under the new project “Solvent Residues” and the limit value is required to be no more than 0.1% by weight.
In addition, the relevant samples need to be tested for four newly incorporated plasticizers, including di-C6-8 branched alkyl phthalate, di-C7-11 branched alkyl phthalate, and phthalic acid Ester, dimethoxyethyl phthalate. These will be incorporated into existing phthalate projects and the total limit value requirement will remain the same at 0.1% by weight.