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    • ZDHC approves new Level 1 MRSL lab

      Friday, 12 January 2018
      AMSTERDAM – ZDHC has announced NimkarTek Detox Laborartory (NDL) as its newest recognised indicator of Level 1 MRSL (Manufacturing Restricted Substances List) conformance. As part of this... Read More

    • Modified bacteria used to make indigo dyes

      Tuesday, 09 January 2018
      CALIFORNIA – Researchers from the University of California say they’ve developed a biosynthetic indigo dye derived from enzymes produced by bacteria, which also avoids the need to use potentially... Read More

    • Kemin moves into textiles with Garmon

      Monday, 08 January 2018
      SAN MARINO ­– The textiles and auxiliaries business of Garmon Chemicals has been acquired by multinational food ingredient company, Kemin Industries – a firm who has made no secret of its desire to... Read More

    • Ten new firms following Roadmap to Zero

      Friday, 05 January 2018
      AMSTERDAM – Ten new companies have been announced as members of the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero programme – a coalition now made up of 85 contributors. Becoming affiliated with the initiative signifies a... Read More

    • Oeko-Tex reboots standards portfolio

      Thursday, 04 January 2018
      ZURICH  Oeko-Tex has carried out its annual review of standards which sees amendments to standards including; Detox to Zero, the Eco Passport, the STeP limit value tables, Made in Green, Standard 100,... Read More

    • Indian dyeing pollution under new scrutiny

      Tuesday, 02 January 2018
      TIRIPUR – An unprecedented special monitoring committee has been initiated in India’s textile-producing city of Tiripur. The decision was made following a meeting between representatives of the... Read More

    • China probes dumping debacle

      Tuesday, 02 January 2018
      BEIJING ­– Chinese authorities have announced an investigation into the practices of certain Taiwanese chemical firms after it was alleged by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) that these... Read More

    • ‘Good progress’ for Vietnamese textile sustainability

      Thursday, 21 December 2017
      HANOI – New regulations regarding formaldehyde and azo dye usage in textile manufacturing have been released by the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade. These regulations feature specified... Read More

    • ZDHC launches ‘Implementation Hub’

      Thursday, 14 December 2017
      AMSTERDAM – The ZDHC Foundation, has today launched its official “Implementation Hub”, which aims to help to scale up chemical and environmental management in the textile, apparel, footwear and... Read More

    • Cotton dyeing is not plain sailing

      Tuesday, 05 December 2017
      Will pollution from salt always be a problem when dyeing cotton textiles? Or can the textile industry undergo a real sea change? Asks Phil Patterson. Osmosis is one of those funny things that... Read More

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