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CNTAC Testing Center organizes seminar on quality control

Shanghai Office of CNTAC Testing Center, a third-party commercial testing organization affiliated to China National Textile & Apparel Council (CNTAC) and part of China Textile Information Center (CTIC), organized a seminar in order to help major clothing brands in quality control. Representatives of more than 30 well-known brands participated in the seminar. The seminar dealt with GB 18401-2010 (National general safety technical code for textile products), GB 5296.4-2012 (Instruction for use of products consumer interest – Part […]

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India tops in USTERIZED certified spinning mills

USTERIZED® brand by Uster, Switzerland-based leading high-technology instrument manufacturer of products for quality measurement and certification for the textile industry, has now 68 USTERIZED® certified spinning mills worldwide, 21 of which have held the accreditation for 10 years or more. During 2016, nine more spinning mills successfully passed the audit process and earned the USTERIZED® certificate. The programme requires spinners to meet stringent technical specifications and implement efficient processes for quality yarn production. The company […]

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OEKO-TEX updates certification regulations

OEKO-TEX®, a worldwide consistent, independent testing and certification system for raw, semi-finished, and finished textile products at all processing levels, has reviewed the requirements of its products and has published the new regulations at the beginning of the year in the wake of its 25th anniversary. The certification company has established a new price strategy for the MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® product label to fully satisfy market requirements. The new pricing offers label issuers the […]

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Fabric Touch Tester by SDL Atlas bags award

Fabric Touch Tester (FTT), offered by SDL Atlas, was bestowed with Grand Award in the Equipment and Machinery Design category at the recently held 2016 Hong Kong Awards for Industries (HKAI) presentation ceremony. Developed by Hong Kong Research Institute of Textile and Apparel (HKRITA) and SDL Atlas, the FTT provides a quick, scientific, and objective way to evaluate subjective hand feel properties. This innovative instrument measures skin touch comfort both objectively and quantitatively through incorporated […]

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Intertek expands testing capabilities at its Softlines’ Istanbul lab

Intertek, a leading provider of quality solutions to industries worldwide, has announced the expansion of testing services offered by its Softlines testing laboratory in Istanbul, Turkey, in order to support the country’s textiles and apparel industry. Intertek Turkey’s new testing capabilities include the addition of a range of chemical tests for textiles and apparel to help manufacturers identify and manage restricted substances like acrylamide, dimethylformamide (DMFa), isocyanate, short chain chlorinated paraffin, organotin compounds, disperse and […]

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UL sets up new CRS Testing Lab in Vietnam

UL, a global safety science organization, has recently established its new Consumer and Retail Services (CRS) Testing Laboratory in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to test toys, textiles, footwear, accessories and jewellery for compliance with a variety of safety and performance-related requirements. At the opening ceremony of the laboratory, Keith Williams, CEO & President, UL and Sajeev Jesudas, President, UL Consumer Business, Weifang Zhou, President, UL Ventures Business and more than 100 Government officials and […]

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ASTM relaunches International Laboratory Directory

ASTM International, an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services, has fully redesigned its International Laboratory Directory, the only directory in the world dedicated to helping manufacturers find the right labs to test their products. The new International Laboratory Directory includes lists of standards and test methods that each laboratory can perform, with their locations in the world. It allows labs […]

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ATDC hosts ‘Fabric and Garment Testing’ Workshop

Apparel Training & Design Centre (ATDC), India’s largest vocational training network for the apparel sector, recently organized a workshop on ‘Fabric and Garment Testing’ at its Gurgaon (Haryana) campus, to upgrade the knowledge base of students in fabric and garment testing segment. More than 50 students attended the workshop. “I believe that the fabric and garment testing demonstration provides an insight into the quality requirement for target consumer. Such workshops are means to convey the […]

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SGS’ new textile testing lab now open in Indonesia

SGS, world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification firm, has now opened its new textile testing laboratory in Semarang, Indonesia. The presence of SGS in the region will provide more convenient and faster services to the Central Java Market, which contributes around US $ 2.29 billion for textile and garment products export from the country. Complimentary to SGS’s existing testing laboratory in Jakarta, and in respect of increasing demand for consumer product testing services in […]

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ASTM takes INVISTA’s Senior Research Technologist on board

ASTM International, an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services, has taken Vicky J. Taylor, a Senior Research Technologist at Research and Development Centre of INVISTA (Canada) Company, Kingston, Ontario, on its Board of Directors for a three-year term. An ASTM member since 1999, Taylor presently serves as Chairman of Committee D13 on Textiles, which includes over 550 members responsible for […]

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Bangladesh’s testing labs get ‘Proficiency Testing’ facility

In a move to reduce the dependence of country’s producers on foreign testing agencies, Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR) has unveiled Designated Reference Institute for Chemical Measurements (DRiCM) – a first-of-its-kind ‘Proficiency Testing’ mechanism for the labs across the country. The Proficiency Testing is an objective mechanism for a lab to compare and accordingly calibrate its performance with others for same test. It allows a lab to investigate any outlier results, identify […]

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SGS Vietnam authorized by MOIT to test and certify textiles as per new Chemical Regulations

SGS Vietnam, the Vietnamese subsidiary of SGS, has been authorized by the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) as one of the labs to perform quality sampling, testing and certification in accordance with the new requirements for imported textile products in Vietnam market. Only the organizations have been designated and authorized by MOIT can participate in the state examination for the content of formaldehyde and azo dyes in textile products. The inspection carried out […]

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ATDC Organizes Workshop on Textile Testing

Apparel Training & Design Centre’s (ATDC) Training of Trainers’ Academies (ATDC-TOT Academy) Thiruvananthapuram organized a 3-day workshop on ‘Principles of Textile Testing’ aimed at training the Textile Industry Professionals and students from Apparel Sector of India. More than 25 participants from Texport Industries (P) Ltd, Bombay Rayon Fashion Ltd., Govt. Institute of Fashion Designing, and NSS Women’s College, etc. attended the workshop that recently took place at ATDC Thiruvananthapuram. The main aim of this workshop […]

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