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.
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.
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.
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...
Reminder: Implementation of the restriction of 33 CMR substances in clothing or related accessories & footwear
In October 2018, we informed you of the publication of a 2018/1513 regulation amending the Annex XVII to the Reach regulation, which restricts 33 CMR substances - Carcinogens, Mutagens and Toxic for the reproduction in textile articles, shoes, bags, wristwatch and apparel.
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.
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 !
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...
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The social audit and the CTC solution
Worldwide, the social audit has become a key tool in “assessing social risks" (protection and respect for workers’ rights, codes of conduct, and the management of health and safety risks). CTC offers its customers services based on the SA8000* standard.
Vice Premier of China, Hu Chunhua and Mayor of Lyon, G. Collomb visit CTC headquarter
On Wednesday 5 December 2018, CTC’s headquarters in Lyon welcomed a visiting Chinese delegation accompanied by a number of French political dignitaries. The Chinese and French political representatives were welcomed by Mr Jean Pierre Gualino, Chairman of CTC’s Executive Board and Mr Frédéric Gaudin, Managing director of CTC.
REACh : Restriction of 33 CMR substances in textile, footwear and clothing articles
The European Commission published on the last 10th October a new regulation amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH), which restrict 33 substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR) in textile, footwear, bags, wristwatch and clothing articles.
Biomechanical research and development laboratory of CTC
CTC is putting its expertise in biomechanics at the disposal of its customers through the creation of a new platform devoted to product analysis (shoes, leather goods, gloves, tanned goods, saddlery items), the objective being to measure or compare products under conditions of use. Thanks to various tools, ergonomic analyses can also be carried out. Stresses at the workstation can be...