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Published on Friday, 07 November 2014

Textile bodies criticise KEMI report

Written by John Mowbray

BASEL – Three leading European textile industry associations have criticised a report by KEMI, the Swedish Chemicals Agency, which among other things called for more far-reaching regulation of chemicals by REACH. In a briefing with Ecotextile News, EURATEX, ETAD and TEGEW argued that KEMI's report, "through a number of generalisations and debatable assumptions ... presents a distorted image of the industry up and down the supply chain by picturing textiles and related textile chemistry (particularly dyes) as highly dangerous and highly polluting. This is in our opinion not exhibiting at all the current reality and reflects to a large extent a lack of knowledge of textile processing and related textile chemistry."


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