New Restricted Substances List Published by AAFA

Top Quote The AAFA has released the eighteenth edition of its Restricted Substances List, reflecting the latest global regulatory changes affecting chemicals and compounds used in the textile, footwear and sewn product industries. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) April 11, 2017 - The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), has released the eighteenth edition of its Restricted Substances List (RSL). The list covers twelve categories and more than 250 chemicals.

    The AAFA is a national trade association representing the textiles, apparel and footwear industries, as they compete in the global market. The RSL covers chemicals and other substances whose presence in a product is restricted through a government regulation or law. The list identifies the most restrictive iteration of that regulation worldwide, helping AAFA members create a safer and more sustainable supply chain. Since regulations are changing all the time, the RSL is reviewed every six months.

    The eighteenth edition of the AAFA RSL contains a number of amendments to the seventeenth edition, including:
    A temporary regulation pertaining to arylamines removed from the comments
    Test method KS K 0736:2014 concerning disperse dyes is added
    Restriction on cadmium for textiles in Washington State added to comments
    Test method DIN 54233-4 for lead release removed for European Union
    Turkey added as a country that regulates Triphenyltin (TPhT)
    Washington State's restrictions on six phthalates added to comments
    Appendix 1 - Reporting updated

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