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UL organizes sustainability seminar in Bangladesh

UL, a leading global safety science organization, recently organized a sustainability seminar on “Reducing Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals” focused on minimize environmental pollution in textile manufacturing while meeting consumer demand for head-turning fashion, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The seminar provided 53 attendees with insights on the latest industry initiatives, standards requirements and best practices for chemical management. It also covered topics such as Greenpeace’s Detox campaign, overview of ZDHC’s Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) and audit requirements, […]

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AAFA releases industry testing guidelines for legwear, hosiery and socks

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has released industry guidelines, establishing testing standards for legwear, hosiery and socks in association with Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC). The guidelines cover a range of issues including product safety, labelling, and physical attributes such as colour, fastness and fit, which will prove out to be useful, product-specific testing recommendations for the industry and its lab partners. “These testing guidelines are the latest in a series of member-driven tools […]

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Texanlab Laboratories opens third facility in Tirupur (India)

Texanlab Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., a part of DyStar Group, has opened its third state-of-the-art and technologically advanced laboratory at Tirupur, Tamilnadu (India). Tirupur is a famous knitwear exports hub in South India, also known as Manchester of India. The company has chosen the hub as it is a popular destination chosen by European and American retailers for buying knitted products. DyStar offers ISO 17025 accredited testing services through Texanlab. It is a boutique testing laboratory with an […]

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GeoChem India inaugurates its first ever CPS lab in Gurgaon

A well-known name in quality assurance and testing in many core industries, the GeoChem group has made its entry into consumer goods with its first lab in Gurgaon. At the formal opening of the lab, Chairman of the Group, Rajesh Bahl enthusiastically congratulated the consumer team led by Manish Kumar, Global Executive Vice President of the company for a wonderful set-up. “We are in food, agriculture, petroleum and many other categories since many years, and now we proudly announce our foray into a […]

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Intertek Hong Kong’s new textile testing centre is now open

Intertek Hong Kong, a leading provider of quality solutions to industries worldwide, has opened its High-Performance Textile Testing Centre at its Garment Centre premises. Posed as best equipped testing centres in the region, the facility provides a comprehensive range of advanced technology performance testing for global brands, retailers and manufacturers Mainly focusing on delivering innovation and superior customer service, the newly opened test centre offers over 200 high-performance tests and unique testing technology including compression-sock testing and non-destructive […]

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Bureau Veritas partners with Cotton Egypt Association

Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services (BVCPS), a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services, has collaborated Cotton Egypt Association (CEA) to provide it with testing and auditing services. Under the exclusive agreement, Bureau Veritas will provide CEA the conformity assessment services to verify that the materials are traceable to confirmed lots of true Egyptian cotton at any stage of production. Bureau Veritas will carry out audits of the production capability and performance of a factory against company’s […]

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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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