Eco-Textiles Testing

Today’s consumers are more socially aware of the impact their purchases make on their health and surroundings. Consumers prefer products that pose no threat either to themselves or the environment.

This trend has been extended to textile and apparel products.  Products involved are those having potential for direct and prolonged skin or oral contact.  Intertek can assist textile manufacturers in re-evaluating the entire life cycle of their products with the intent of minimizing hazards to humans and the environment at every stage, from manufacture to disposal.

Intertek can test to the following hazards for textile and apparel products:

  • Formaldehyde Content
  • Extractable Heavy Metals
  • Pesticides & Herbicides Residues
  • Pentachlorophenol (PCP) & 2,3,5,6 Tetrachlorophenol (TeCP)
  • PVC Plasticizers – Phthalates
  • Organotin Compounds – TBT & DBT
  • Azo/Carcinogenic/Allergenic Dyes
  • Chlorinated Organic Carriers
  • Biocides
  • Flame Retardants 
  • pH Value
  • Color Fastness (Staining)
  • Determination of Odors
  • Release of Nickel
 

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