Decoding standards, regulation and certification

November 1st, 2021

American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists’ testing methods are key components of industry certifications and labels. Photo: AATCC. With sustainability increasingly on consumers’ minds, textile end product manufacturers (EPMs) are tasked with ensuring that the eco-friendly claims they make about their products and production processes are valid. This can prove challenging, as can staying […]

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Newly certified FR fabric

October 1st, 2019

Lightweight flame-retardant fabric Odyssey FR has passed California State Fire Marshal Title 19. The product was recently tested by a certified third-party facility and the state of California accepted the results, issuing a certificate under registration number F-28501. Utilizing the same base fabric as the popular Odyssey brand, the FR fabric is 7.25-ounces/square yard, available […]

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Thrace LINQ achieves ISO 9001:2008

June 28th, 2016

Thrace LINQ, Summerville, S.C., has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification for their quality management system. The achievement demonstrates the woven and nonwoven technical fabric supplier’s commitment to provide the highest quality materials to the markets they serve. ISO 9001 standard is designed to help ensure that an organization’s products and services consistently meet the requirements […]

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Noble Biomaterials’ anti-odor technology receives bluesign® certification

October 19th, 2015

Noble Biomaterials Inc. has received bluesign product line approval for its XT2™ technology, which employs a proprietary process to provide permanent anti-odor protection that does not wash off or wear out. Based in Scranton, Pa., Noble manufactures antimicrobial and anti-odor technologies for performance fabrics. Through a comprehensive biocidal product review process, the company demonstrated that […]

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Underwriters Laboratories certifies Kovenex fabric

May 1st, 2008

Waubridge Specialty Fabrics LLC received four Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certifications of its patented Kovenex™ fabric. Each UL certification is in accordance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1971-2007 standards and will allow Kovenex to be used in safety applications including turnout and extrication gear, hoods, ear covers and gloves. Waubridge recently unveiled the Kovenex Occupational […]

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Independent consulting and product certification

May 1st, 2008

A client has asked if our product is TUV certified. What’s that? TÜV stands for Technischer Überwachungs-Verein, or Technical Monitoring Association in English. It’s a family of organizations, originating in Germany, that provide independent consulting, certifying that products are safe for human use. For more information, contact TÜV’s headquarters at: SOURCE TÜV Rheinland Group Juli […]

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