Press Releases

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Aug 17, 2017, 4:08 PM
China has published the revised version of its national standard for shirts and blouses - GB/T 2660. The new version, GB/T 2660-2017, will be implemented on December 1, 2017.Read more...
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Aug 17, 2017, 3:56 PM
China has introduced its first national product standard for woven garments for infants. The standard, GB/T 33271-2016 was implemented on July 1, 2017. Read more...
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Aug 17, 2017, 3:43 PM
China will implement its first product standard for infant woven bedding on December 1, 2017. Read more...
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Aug 15, 2017, 12:17 PM
European Commission (EC) Regulation (EU) 2017/1224 tighten the permitted limit for METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE (MIT), CAS No. 2682-20-4, in rinse-off cosmetic products.Read more...
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Aug 15, 2017, 12:07 PM
Environmental protection tops the agenda as the Government of Canada bans the use of microbeads in toiletries in order to reduce the volume of plastic microbeads entering freshwater and marine ecosystems.Read more...
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Aug 15, 2017, 8:27 AM
Public comments invited on a proposal to eliminate the “housemark” provisions of US FTC Textile Rules.Read more...
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Aug 10, 2017, 5:09 PM
The US EPA has published a new Direct Final Rule allowing some relief on labeling under the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act. If accepted, it will become effective on August 25, 2017. Read more...
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Aug 10, 2017, 5:01 PM
Oman has adopted ASTM International standards for adult and children’s jewelry. They will become effective on January 16, 2018.Read more...
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Aug 10, 2017, 4:47 PM
Several Prop 65 settlements have been reached concerning lead in consumer products. The agreements require reformulation and/or the use of Prop 65 warning label.Read more...
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Aug 10, 2017, 10:22 AM
Since 2016, several California Proposition 65 settlements have been reached for DEHP in a wide variety of consumer products.Read more...