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Impact of the publication of EN ISO 21420:2020 (the new EN 420)
EN ISO 21420 :2020 is a revision of the EN 420 :2003+A1 :2009. Note: the new number 21 is due to the integration of the standard in the ISO system.
Posted in PPE on 2020-09-11 by CTC
REGULATION FOR MORROCO: VOC (VOC Verification of Conformity)
Since this year 2020, Moroccan authorities now require goods to be issued VOC before arriving in Morocco. They are 3 notified laboratories, CTC is working with APPLUS.
Posted in on 2020-09-24 by CTC
[SINOPPE Certification] CTC becomes authorized lab for SINOPPE certification
The global launch ceremony of SINOPPE certification for China's personal protective equipment was held on September 10, 2020 at Hangzhou International Expo Center. SINOPPE certification is China's voluntary certification for personal protective equipment, and it is a certification that the quality of protective equipment products meets relevant standards and regulations.
Posted in PPE on 2020-09-18 by CTC
PPE gloves standard : The new EN407:2020
PPE gloves standard : The new EN407:2020 has been published by CEN and became a applicable in all European Union in April 2020 and supersedes EN407:2004. However, a transition period of 12 months has been agreed where the 2 standards can be used. At the present time, from a legal point of view, only EN407:2004 is giving presumption of conformity to the regulation 2016/425.
Posted in PPE on 2020-08-26 by CTC
Webinar : 33 CMR : the new REACh regulation
The European Commission published on October 10, 2018 the Regulation (EU) 2018/1513 amending Annex XVII to the REACh regulation by creating entry 72 which restricts 33 CMR substances - carcinogens, mutagens and toxic for reproduction in clothing, textiles and footwear.
Posted in on 2020-07-03 by CTC
Webinar : Laboratory approved program : 8 July 2020 - 10 a.m (Paris Time) / 4 p.m (Beijing Time)
GAIN BUYER TRUST : showing your capacity to secure your product quality
Posted in on 2020-06-19 by CTC
Leather traceability: CTC’s unique design for a solution
Implementing a reliable, simple and financially viable traceability system in the leather industry would provide it with an essential tool to secure its supply chain and respond appropriately to increasingly pressing societal concerns. After ten years of research, CTC is now proud to present a complete solution that allows players in the industry to face this major challenge.
Posted in on 2020-03-25 by CTC
Business continuity CTC - COVID-19
In Lyon, on March 16, 2020, CTC has implemented a series of protocols which help to limit the spread of COVID-19. These measures consist mainly of reducing physical contact between people.
Posted in on 2020-03-17 by CTC
EU REACH – SVHC candidate list update / SVHC
ECHA has added four new substances to Candidate List on 16th January, 2020; The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for authorisation now contains 205 substances.
Posted in on 2020-03-06 by CTC
EUROPE: 2019 SUMMARY OF PRODUCT RECALLS FOR CHEMICAL NON-COMPLIANCES (RAPEX / SAFETY GATE)
In order to better understand the practices in terms of surveillance of the European market and to inform manufacturers thereof, CTC carries out weekly monitoring of chemical alerts in the European Safety Gate system (*) targeting fashion articles such as shoes, leather goods, gloves, clothing, jewellery, and personal protective equipment (PPE) in function of the most critical chemicals for the...
Posted in on 2020-02-18 by CTC
GB Footwear and Leather goods standards in CHINA in 2019
The General Administration of Market Supervision combines the existing financial special fund scale, current standards and testing and testing technical capabilities, fully adopts the opinions of all parties, and incorporates all products with high public concern into the national supervision and spot check plan, highlighting human health and personal and property safety.
Posted in Normalization on 2019-12-02 by CTC
Webinar : Mandatory tests : first step to sustainability : 3rd of December 11h a.m
CTC is there to help you to secure this first step of your project and our webinar (3rd of December 11h a.m) will explain to you how to handle it ! Register Now !
Posted in on 2019-10-21 by CTC
Your Quality Partner in Vietnam
Vietnam is the fastest growing country in 2017 among all South East Asia development area. For specific shoes production in Vietnam, in 2017 the industry rose by 83.4m pairs or +7.1%. In 2017 Vietnam produced 1.185 billion pairs of shoes (a share of 5.2% in worldwide production), taking the third position as the largest footwear producing country. In 2017 Vietnam was also the second largest...
Posted in on 2019-09-10 by CTC
Responsibility for placing Fashion goods on the European market
Which Duties for suppliers, manufacturers and distributors ? How to be compliant with the EU Regulations ? Lab Analysis, what to perform ? SAFETY GATE - The rapid alert system, the information that you need. That's the main points of this webinar explained by our specialist of the chemical safety.
Posted in Corporate Social Responsibility on 2019-09-10 by V. Ladavière
GB Standard : What s NEW about Footwear and Leather goods in CHINA?
11-June-2018 : GB/T 3294-2018 implemented on June 7th 2018 and will be taken into effect on Jan.1st 2019, supersedes the old version GB/T 3294-1998. The 2018 version made modifications to the application scope and testing method of size.
Posted in Normalization on 2019-06-29 by CTC
GB Standards for Footwear / Leather goods in China, change of 2018
GB Standards for Footwear/Leather goods in China 2018 : CTC can help you on GB STANDARD for China Market
Posted in Normalization on 2019-05-21 by CTC
A standard for the thermal pre-ageing of leather
Within the framework of the safety analysis of leather, some clients impose artificial pre-ageing: light or thermal pre-ageing. With regard to the latter, a new standard has just been published.
Posted in Normalization on 2019-05-16 by Thierry Poncet
EN 407 standard April 2018 revision (standard heat and fire protection gloves)
Standard EN 407 'Protective gloves against thermal risks (heat and/or fire)' was published in 2004 and is still used today. It confers presumption of conformity to the essential requirements of Council Directive 89/686/EEC, which regulated the marketing of personal protective equipment (PPE) and was repealed by Regulation (EU) 2016/425 on 21 April 2018.
Posted in Normalization on 2019-05-15 by Dr Jean-Claude Cannot
PPE: New 2016/425 regulation
In March 2016, the new 2016/425 regulation on Personal and Protective Equipment was voted by the European Parliament. This document repeals Council Directive 89/686/EEC.
Posted in Normalization on 2019-05-14 by Dr Jean-Claude Cannot
The Conseil National du Cuir is organising the first Sustainable Leather Forum in Paris
For a long time, the French leather industry has been seeking to reduce the impact of its activities on the environment and focusing on aspects such as the circular economy, product sourcing, traceability, professional training and the working conditions of its employees and its local and regional roots.
Posted in Corporate Social Responsibility on 2019-02-21 by CNC
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