Topic Archives: Softlines

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Jun 22, 2020, 10:48 AM
US FDA updates guidance on face masks and respirators with May 2020 publishing of “Enforcement Policy for Face Masks and Respirators During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency (Revised)”.Read more...
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Jun 12, 2020, 4:41 PM
China’s new mandatory national standard for protective clothing – static protective clothing (GB12014-2019) – will come into effect on July 1, 2020.Read more...
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Jun 12, 2020, 4:35 PM
China has issued a new national standard for the technical specifications of children’s masks – GB/T 38880-2020. Read more...
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Jun 10, 2020, 6:02 PM
Paraguay approves the new Technical Regulation on Labelling of Textile Products issued by MERCOSUR.Read more...
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Jun 3, 2020, 4:15 PM
Sweden is proposing a new tax on clothing and footwear to reduce the levels of chemicals that are harmful to the environment and human health. Read more...
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May 1, 2020, 10:47 AM
An aging global population means many new products are available to help older people live independent lives. SGS looks at the complexity associated with whether a product is classed as a medical device or personal care item.Read more...
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May 1, 2020, 10:35 AM
Sustainability is an increasingly important term in the world of fashion. SGS looks at what it contributes and how manufacturers can capitalize on this trend.Read more...
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Apr 30, 2020, 3:06 PM
AFNOR has released a new standard for non-medical woven barrier masks – AFNOR SPEC S76-001. The standard comes at a time when, in response to COVID-19, many governments are recommending the wearing of masks in public.Read more...
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Apr 20, 2020, 9:28 AM
Effective July 1, 2020, China has a new mandatory standard for non-powered air-purifying particle respirators – GB 2626-2019. Read more...
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Apr 16, 2020, 12:00 PM
Effective July 1, 2020, China has released a new national standard on general technical requirements for donated textiles – GB/T 38418-2019. Read more...