ZDHC Announces BLC Chem-MAP as ZDHC Accepted Certification Standard. Going forward, the BLC Chem-MAP product certification will be an indicator of chemical formulations conforming to the ZDHC’s Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) v 1.1 within the ZDHC Gateway – Chemical Module.
The BLC Chem-MAP Programme is a new, innovative way of certifying the MRSL compliance of supplied chemical formulations to ZDHC conformance level 1 and level 3. This unique and easy-to-use programme has been developed in partnership with Vert-Tex, a supplier
If your business supplies leather and textile children’s products to South Korea, then you need to be aware of the recent change made by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) to the following safety standards documents: Safety Standards
Prominent brand, retail, chemical and legal representatives will be taking part in the open panel discussion, sponsored by TFL, at the upcoming conference this November. This professional panel will be tackling topical leather sustainability issues from across the leather supply chain.
On 10th July 2017, the Turkish Ministry of Economy added chromium VI and organotin-dioctyltin (DOT) to their list of restricted substances for the footwear sector, which already states requirements and limits for phthalates. These new restricted substance limits apply to
The United States (US) Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted unanimously 5 to 0 to remove 7 plastics from the requirement to conduct independent third party testing for compliance with the mandatory phthalates prohibitions on children’s toys and child care
BLC has recently received a Certificate of Excellence from the Institute for Interlaboratory Studies (iis) based in the Netherlands, for the proficiency test PFOA / PFOS for Textile (pt: iis17A05). Perfluorooctane Sulphonate (PFOS) has been classified as persistent, bio-accumulative and
Recently, a new substance has been added to the Candidate List of REACH: Perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid and its salts (PFHxS) CAS number: 355-46-4. This brings to total number of substances on the Candidate List to 174. For the full list of
BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd and International Leather Maker (ILM) are delighted to announce the date of the Leather & Sustainability in Retail Conference on 16th November 2017. This half-day leather sustainability conference will be held at One Great George St,
The ToxFox app developed by the NGO Friends of the Earth Germany (Bund), allows consumers to request information about Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) in products. Over the last six months, the ToxFox app has been used by consumers to send