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New OEKO-TEX regulations for 2018
I n 2018, the OEKO-TEX Association endeavours to provide further targeted support on issues relating to consumer protection and sustainability throughout the textile value creation chain. The existing guidelines of the OEKO-TEX product portfolio were updated on January 2, 2018. The new regulations come into effect on April 1, 2018 for all certification systems and other services, following a three-month transition period. OEKO-TEX presents the new product regulations in detail to interested companies during a webinar on January 30, 2018 at 12:00 noon (EST, UTC-5). Participation is free. One can register at www.oeko-tex.com/webinar-updates-2018.
DyStar® phases out Colour Index usage
DyStar Group, the leading solution provider to the textile industry, has announced that the company is going to phase out the usage of the Colour Index.
A sustainable solution for apparel market
Continuing their efforts to promote a more sustainable global textile sector, Huntsman Textile Effects and The Chemours Company FC, LLC, a subsidiary of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company Inc, have introduced ZELAN® R3 renewably sourced, non-fluorinated durable water-repellent finish. Based on a new technology from Chemours, this breakthrough product is the industry´s first and only renewably sourced water repellent treatment available today
Chemical management, first step to achieve eco-friendly textiles
The focus of brands on chemical management across their supply chains has traditionally been the ´tip of the iceberg´, that is, their direct contractual vendors. Their influence beyond direct vendors (the Tier 1 suppliers) has been minimal.
Archroma updates One Way Calculator
Archroma updates One Way calculator with ZDHC MRSL-compliant products
Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals, has added its portfolio of ZDHC MRSL-compliant chemicals and dyes to its pioneering ONE WAY Sustainability Calculator.
ZDHC group outlines work on PFCs
The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Group has published a Research List, a companion piece to the recently published Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL).