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CTC X Kipsta collaboration: Success Story !
Posted in News on 2021-06-07 by S. Hureaux / CTC
USA California Proposition 65: latest updates on notices of violation relating to chromium 6 in leather goods
As a right-to-know law, California Proposition 65 ("Prop65") requires businesses to provide "a clear and reasonable warning" to Californian consumers about significant exposures to chemicals listed in Prop65 at a level that may cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Posted in Innocuousness on 2021-06-16 by CTC
China: draft for a national GB standard applicable to footwear
In April 2021, the Chinese authorities communicated to the World Trade Organization (WTO) a draft national GB standard defining the safety requirements applicable to footwear for adults (notification No. G/TBT/N/CHN/1587). Remember that GB standards are mandatory for the Chinese market.
Posted in Innocuousness on 2021-06-10 by CTC
The Latest information & Developments on Chinese quality regulation FOR Leather, footwear & clothing
In January 2021, a project of national compulsory standard for general safety requirement for footwear drafted in 2020 has passed the stage of consultation from members of the SAC (Standardization Administration of China) and the official members from different companies. This GB compulsory standard should be published in 2021 in China however the standard number and the date of its application...
Posted in Normalization on 2021-05-17 by CTC
Europe - REACh: final opinion on the proposed restriction of allergens in articles (Annex XVII)
Following the public consultation organized in summer 2020 (see CTC article on the subject), the European Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) adopted its final opinion in September 2020 (see article CTC) on the proposed restriction aiming to include a new requirement in Annex XVII of the REACh Regulation for skin sensitizing substances (allergens) in certain consumer articles.
Posted in Innocuousness on 2021-05-11 by CTC
CTC International 2021
Since 1899, CTC has been supporting you in leather goods, shoes, gloves and clothing. We are your quality control and sustainable development partner for these products. In order to meet the needs of your customers, regulatory changes, societal, environmental changes, etc., the responsiveness and robustness of your supply chain and the marketing of products are key points. The rise in...
Posted in News on 2021-04-13 by CTC
Webinar: Enter the Chinese market and understand GB specificities
Posted in News on 2021-02-12 by CTC
Europe - REACh: Candidate list updated with 2 SVHC substances
The Candidate List of the European REACh Regulation was updated on January 19, 2021 with the addition of 2 substances. The List now contains 211 chemicals of very high concern. The 2 new entries are those that were proposed during the public consultation organized in September 2020.
Posted in Innocuousness on 2021-01-21 by CTC
Impact of Brexit on PPE
Brexit will have an impact on trade in personal protective equipment. Here we summarize the information we have collected so far.
Posted in PPE on 2020-12-22 by CTC
CTC International Spring 2020
Since 1899, CTC has been supporting you in leather goods, shoes, gloves and clothing. We are your quality control and sustainable development partner for these products. In order to meet the needs of your customers, regulatory changes, societal, environmental changes, etc., the responsiveness and robustness of your supply chain and the marketing of products are key points. The rise in...
Posted in News on 2020-11-30 by CTC
Europe public consultation on the findings of the study on bisphenol A in textiles
At the end of 2019, the European Commission asked the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) to assess the risk posed by the presence of bisphenol A (BPA, CAS No. 80-05-7) in clothing. This request followed the detection of BPA in women's tights and socks intended for infants and young children in studies conducted in 2017 and 2018.
Posted in Innocuousness on 2020-11-12 by CTC
Europe - REACh: numerous chemical non-conformities in imported articles
At the end of September 2020, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published the report of a European project on the implementation of the REACh and CLP regulations (regulation n ° 1272/2008 relating to the classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures).
Posted in Innocuousness on 2020-10-16 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
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
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 Innocuousness 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 News 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 Innocuousness on 2020-03-06 by CTC
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