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Regulations and Standards on Textile


31 May 2010 23:13


the standards of toys in HK are referring to certain general standards,such as ISO 8124/EN 71/ASTM F963. In Macau, GB 6675 and other GBstandards for toys were the official standards. But the formaldehyderequirement was not specified in those standards. The requirements oftextile in the toy would accord with Consumer Goods Safety Ordinance.

Post 1 of 25
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13 May 2010 11:48

Pls advise is there any formaldhedye requirement for toy product with textile for 2 markets: Hong Kong and Macau.
Post 2 of 25

13 Nov 2009 15:26

*Regulations and Standards on Textile imported to China.

1. Mandatory Standard: All the textile products produced, sold, imported in China must be meet the requirements of the relevant Mandatory Standard

1.1 Mandatory Standard for Safety: GB 18401- 2003 National General Safety Technical Code For Textile Products

The testing items including: pH value, Formaldehyde content, banned AZO dyestuff, Odour, Colorfastness to Dry Rubbing/Water/Perspiration/Salivar

1.2 Mandatory Standard for labeling: GB 5296.4- 1998 Instructions for Use of Textiles and Apparel

2. Product Standard

Appropriated product standards should be chosen as the executed standard for each product.

Such as: GB/T 22849-2009 Knitted T-shirt
FZ/T 81007-2003 Casual Wear

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Post 3 of 25

12 Nov 2009 10:17

What tests that we need to do for import garment to sell in China? What service can Intertek do for us?
Post 4 of 25

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16 Jul 2008 11:20

In general, the larger the molecule / particle, the better will be the light fastness. Owing to their aggregation property, vat dyes molecules form large particles, which are more resistant to UV light.

Post 6 of 25

15 Jul 2008 11:15

Why vat dyes are better in light fastness?
Post 7 of 25

12 Jul 2008 11:15

Sun light comprises of visible light and UV light.
Post 8 of 25
Chen Li

10 Jul 2008 17:22

What does it mean by "Light Fastness"?
Post 9 of 25

03 Jul 2008 09:27

1) They are carcinogens or possible carcinogens, e.g., azo dyes (banned amines), chromium (VI), PCP and nonylphenol, etc.
2) Allergens or may cause allergy, e.g., nickel, allergenic disperse dyes
3) Irritants, e.g., formaldehyde, organic solvent
4) Toxic to reproductive organs, e.g., organotins, phthalates
5) Chronic illness, e.g., cadmium, lead
6) Persistent environmental pollutants, e.g., PCP, cadmium, PFOS
Post 10 of 25
Ivan Ting

02 Jul 2008 11:12

Why do the hazardous substances restricted?
Post 11 of 25

21 Jun 2008 10:32

Natural fibers: metals from soil water, pesticides
Leather: preservatives, tanning agent
Synthetic fibers: dyes carriers, anti-bacterial finish
Bleaching/Washing: biocide finishes, detergents
Dyeing/Other coloration: dyestuff, pigments
Finishing: resinous type, oil-resistance coating, flame retardant finishes
Metal trims: plating & other kinds of surface treatment
Plastic trims: petrochemical residues, stabilizers, plasticizers, flame retardants
Post 12 of 25

20 Jun 2008 11:13

What are the possible hazardous substances residues?
Post 13 of 25

09 Jun 2008 09:55

It's not possible to test whether a product is made from organic cotton. Organic produce requires certification, and there are a number of organizations that offer certification of organic cotton, e.g. the OTA (Organic Trade Association) is the US; the Soil Association in the UK; KRAV in Sweden; SKAL in many European countries. These certification bodies are audited by organizations such as IFOAM (the International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movement).
Post 14 of 25
Mary Thompson

08 Jun 2008 11:11

Can you test to see if the cotton is organic or not?
Post 15 of 25

28 May 2008 11:09


Cotton is probably the most widely used textile fibre in the world and is grown in over 60 countries. Whilst perceived by the consumer as being a “natural” product, the fact that cotton production uses vast quantities of pesticides and fertilizes is frequently overlooked. These chemicals can have a massive impact on both the environment and on the health of the cotton growers.
There are various regulations covering what makes a product “organic”, but as a minimum, the definition of a cotton crop being organic is that it must have been “grown without pesticides, insecticides and defoliants on land that’s certified free from these synthetic chemicals for at least 3 years”.
Post 16 of 25
Paul Tang

27 May 2008 13:09

What is “Organic Cotton”? How does it differ from normal cotton?
Post 17 of 25

15 May 2008 11:08

Perfluorooctane sulfonates-PFOS exists in salt, ramification and polymer in form of negative ion. It is oil and water proof, so widely used in the raw material of many consumer goods and industrial products including textiles, carpet, paper, photocopy paint, fire fighting foam, vedio material and aviation liquid oil, etc.
Post 18 of 25
Mr. Wong

13 May 2008 12:07

What is PFOS and where does it exist?
Post 19 of 25

23 Apr 2008 09:06

Most countries importing apparel and soft home furnishing products require fibre identification labels that indicate the fibre type and percentage of fibre components. Some countries even use fibre composition to classify quota categories.
Post 20 of 25
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