U.S. – FTC Finalizes Amendment to the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (16 CFR 303)

Vol. 1191 | October 07, 2020

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has amended the Rules & Regulations Under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act to incorporate the latest ISO 2076 standard: ISO 2076:2013(E), “Textiles—Man-made fibres—Generic names.” This incorporation by reference will promote international consensus along with providing manufacturers selling textiles products in multiple countries with more flexibility in labeling of textile products.

Section 303.7 of the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act establishes the generic names for manufactured fibers that must be used in the required fiber content disclosures by:

  • Listing the generic names and definitions the FTC has established through its textile petition process, and
  • Incorporating by reference the generic names and definitions set forth in the ISO 2076 standard (currently ISO 2076-2010(E) standard is incorporated by reference).

The amendment to incorporate by reference the ISO 2076:2013(E), allows use of seven additional manufactured fibers, listed below, that were added to the standard in the revision from 2010 to 2013:

  1. “chitin,”
  2. “ceramic,”
  3. “polybenzimidazol,”
  4. “polycarbamide,”
  5. “polypropylene/polyamide bicomponent,”
  6. “protein,” and
  7. “trivinyl.”

The rule is effective November 5, 2020.

Details of the amended regulation can be viewed at: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/10/06/2020-19515/rules-and-regulations-under-the-textile-fiber-products-identification-act

For questions, please contact Stephanie Bilotti (Stephanie.Bilotti@intertek.com, +1 862-316-5877) or Pratik Ichhaporia (pratik.ichhaporia@intertek.com, +1-847-212-8273).

 

 

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