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News from November 2018

Once again, companies operating in the textile and footwear industry are faced with changes in connection with the REACh European chemical regulation: In early October of this year, the regulation (EU) 2018/1513 amending Annex XVII was published. It set out new limits for numerous substances in clothing or related accessories, for other textiles with skin contact and in footwear. If the defined limits are exceeded, the aforementioned products must no longer be distributed after November 1, 2020. The substances include, among other things, formaldehyde, certain heavy metals such as cadmium and lead, select polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and representatives of the phthalates such as DPP and DnHP. The table (48 KB) provides an overview of the new limits.

If you have any questions on this topic, please get in touch with your respective sales representative in the sales department or our customer competence center at the phone number +49(0)40 300 33 73 - 7310 or by e-mail.

Important recognition for the specialized expertise of Hansecontrol Shanghai: After the company’s first registration of intellectual property in the field of photobiological safety tests was approved, registration attempts are also being made in the field of electrical safety tests, mechanical hardline tests and chemical tests. Through the comprehensive registration of intellectual property, Hansecontrol Shanghai is emphasizing its extensive competencies and expertise, which has a positive effect on the company’s development. The test service provider can also apply to the Chinese authorities for qualification as a “high-tech company” and consequently benefit from numerous advantages such as tax breaks and R&D subsidies. Two test methods are currently undergoing the application process.

Important recognition for the specialized expertise of Hansecontrol Shanghai: After the company’s first registration of intellectual property in the field of photobiological safety tests was approved, registration attempts are also being made in the field of electrical safety tests, mechanical hardline tests and chemical tests. Through the comprehensive registration of intellectual property, Hansecontrol Shanghai is emphasizing its extensive competencies and expertise, which has a positive effect on the company’s development. The test service provider can also apply to the Chinese authorities for qualification as a “high-tech company” and consequently benefit from numerous advantages such as tax breaks and R&D subsidies. Two test methods are currently undergoing the application process.

If you have any questions on this topic, please get in touch with your respective sales representative in the sales department or our customer competence center at the phone number +49(0)40 300 33 73 - 6124 or by email.

The EU regulation 1007/2011 on material labeling for textiles imposes requirements on manufacturers, which are not always easy to realize due to their complexity. Proper product labeling is essential in the avoidance of disputes and intervention on the part of the market supervisory authority in connection with competition law. In addition to information about materials, further labeling regulations must be observed.

In our seminar “Product Labeling of Textiles” on February 13, 2019, participants are provided with a detailed overview of the legal framework regulating the labeling of textile products. The focus is on the Textile Labeling Regulation 1007/2011. On the basis of practical examples, you get to know the requirements of the regulation and learn everything you need to know to ensure proper implementation. On the basis of warnings and court rulings, we also show you that even minor divergences can sometimes have costly consequences.

Here you will find all the important information about content and conditions for participation (only in German). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by calling +49 (0) 40 300 33 73 - 13 30 or by sending an email.

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