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Published on Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Progress on zero toxic textile chemicals

Written by John Mowbray

PollutionpipeLONDON – Leading apparel brands involved in the road map to zero discharge of hazardous textile chemicals in their supply chains by 2020 have reported strong progress after the most recent meeting in Portland, Oregon. Latest initiatives include plans for new pilot studies in China, Vietnam and Taiwan and the setting of a timeline next year for the phase-out of C8 fluorine-based chemistry commonly used in water and stain repellant clothing.


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