China – Updated Standard GB/T 11951-2018 Issued

Vol. 1023 | May 10, 2018

The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine and the Standardization Administration Committee of the People’s Republic of China issued an updated standard GB/T 11951-2018 <Natural fibres – Terminology>, which will come into effect on Sep 1st, 2018.

This new standard supersedes GB/T 11951-1989 and includes the following significant changes to the existing standard.

  • The classification of animal fibres type modified
    Added “fibres secreted by some molluscs” in the animal fibres type.

No.

1989 version

2018 version

1

Fibres from silk glands

Fibres from silk glands

2

Fibres from hair follicles

Fibres from hair follicles

3

-

Fibres secreted by some molluscs, such as BYSSUS

  • Total of nine generic names in Chinese or English modified

No.

1989 version

2018 version

Generic name (Chinese)

Generic name (English)

Generic name (Chinese)

Generic name (English)

1

桑蚕丝

MULBERRY SILK

Same with old version

SILK

2

柞蚕丝

TUSSAH SILK

Same with old version

TASAR

TASAR SILK

3

针茅麻

ALFA

OR

ESPARTO

Same with old version

ALFA

4

罗布麻

KENDER

Same with old version

BLUISH DOGBANE

5

羊毛

WOOL

绵羊毛

羊毛

Same as old version

6

羊驼绒

羊驼毛

ALPACA WOOL

ALPACA HAIR

羊驼毛

ALPACA

ALPACA WOOL

ALPACA HAIR

7

原驼绒

原驼毛

GUANACO WOOL

GUANACO HAIR

原驼毛

GUANACO

GUANACO WOOL

GUANACO HAIR

8

美洲驼绒

美洲驼毛

LLAMA WOOL

LLAMA HAIR

美洲驼毛

LLAMA

LLAMA WOOL

LLAMA HAIR

9

骆马绒

骆马毛

VICUNA WOOL

VICUNA HAIR

骆马毛

VICUNA

VICUNA WOOL

VICUNA HAIR

  • Seven generic names added

No.

Generic name (Chinese)

Generic name (English)

1

蒙加丝

MUGA

MUGA SILK

2

荨麻

NETTLE

3

竹纤维

BAMBOO

4

帕尔马丝兰属叶纤维

PALMA IXTLE

5

菠萝叶纤维

PINEAPPLE LEAF

6

附生凤梨纤维

PITA

7

白毛羊胡子草纤维

PEAT FIBRE

  • The terms and definition of zhong wei wool (中卫山羊毛) deleted
  • The explanation of the horse (马毛), HEMP (大麻) and JUTE (黄麻) added
  • Horse (马毛): Horse-hair fibre coming from the mane or the tail of the horse; horse-coat fibre coming from the coat of the horse
  • HEMP (大麻): called also 汉麻 and 火麻
  • JUTE (黄麻): called also jute and allied fibres (黄麻及同类纤维)

For additional information please contact:

Shanghai Ms.Ellie Zheng
Tel: +86 21 5339 7524
ellie.zheng@intertek.com

Shanghai Ms.Lois Lu
Tel: +86 21 5339 7526
lois.l.lu@intertek.com

 

 

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