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New Rules On EU Textiles Textile Industry As Early As You Want To Find Countermeasure
Oct 19, 2016

Reporters recently learned from the inspection and Quarantine Bureau of South China Sea, the EU recently published 2016 of 26th and regulations for textile products nonylphenol ethoxylate (NPE) restrictions on content, the South China Sea more than hundreds of exports to the EU clothing, Interior textiles, yarns, weaving production companies will be affected.

According to the introduction, in the regulatory requirements for textile products nonylphenol ethoxylate (NPE) content shall not exceed 0.01% (100ppm). The transition regulations for a period of 5 years, after the transition period, products that do not meet the limit requirements will not be allowed in the EU market sale or import.

NPE is a non-ionic surfactant with good penetration, emulsification, dispersion, in textile production processes are widely used for cleaning, dyeing and washing processes. Related data show that NPE is the most commonly used detergents and textile industry dyeing assistants, accounted for a market share of more than 80%. However, NPE is a world recognized environmental hormones, are persistent and bio-accumulation, and once they are released into the environment will exist for a long time, and can enter the food chain and affect the normal reproductive and developmental biology, can result in reduced human sperm counts in men. Meanwhile, the NPE in textile once it enters the environment, will be divided into more toxic environmental hormone--NP (Nonylphenol), factoring out the more toxic NP (Nonylphenol) and other ingredients.

Clothing, textiles are an important export product, Nanhai district, the data show, and South China Sea in the first quarter exports of clothing, textile products the value of nearly 1 billion yuan, and occupy a larger share of the EU market. The introduction of the new restrictions, the apparel, Interior textiles, yarns, fabric production enterprises have a greater impact.

The impact of new regulations on business is mainly manifested in the following aspects: one is at least half the risk is eliminated. NPE is the most commonly used detergents and textile industry dyeing assistants, currently on the market will have over 50% of NPE textile products will not be able to reach the European Union limit requirements, especially in printing and dyeing, leather, chemical fiber enterprises. Second, production and testing costs will increase. Out of three is part of the textile enterprises.

To this end, the South China Sea, inspection and quarantine departments to remind companies: NPE is closely the EU regulations to implement dynamic, mastering regulations detailed provisions; second, timely adjustment of bleaching, boiling and dyeing process, seek alternatives to meet the related requirements; the third is strengthening the NPE content in raw materials and finished products, avoid losing products exceed the limits of the European Union.