Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Controversy over proposed limits on Caprolactam
Controversy over proposed limits on Caprolactam
Aug '11
According to Carpet and Rug Institute Vice-President and Government Relations head Frank Hurd, California's Office of Environmental Human Health Assessment (OEHHA) recently released the third version of its Technical Support Document (TSD) on caprolactam. Surprisingly, the report referenced raw data once thought lost from the human health study conducted at the University of Heidelberg. CRI recognized and took issue with the fact that the summary tables of the data in the TSD differed significantly from the summary tables contained in the earlier published report of the study. CRI quickly pursued and obtained the raw data from OEHHA and noted some obvious discrepancies with the statistical calculation conducted by OEHHA.

After bringing these and other matters to OEHHA's attention, OEHHA afforded CRI 30 days to fully analyze and comment on the newfound data. The data is significant in that is it is being used by OEHHA as a basis to calculate an acute Reference Exposure Level (REL) for caprolactam, a key component of nylon 6, which is used in various commercial products, including carpet. CRI continues to voice serious concerns over OEHHA's proposed Chronic Reference Exposure Level (CREL) for caprolactam and is working diligently and exploring every avenue to find a way to determine a more realistic CREL. Under California's CA 01350 indoor air quality regulation, one-half the established CREL is the emission level allowed for volatile organic compounds. CA 01350 is used as the benchmark for CRI's ANSI-accredited Green Label Plus Indoor Air Quality standard.

Carpet and Rug Institute

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 28th Feb 2017

Delta Galil's Q4 operating profit jumps 80%

In the three months to December 31, 2016, operating profit at apparel ...

View of YiwuTex 2016; Courtesy: YiwuTex

Textiles | On 28th Feb 2017

Smart knitting system to grace 18th YiwuTex 2017

The thematic functional knitting machinery zone at the 18th YiwuTex...

Textiles | On 28th Feb 2017

Over 100 exhibitors expected to participate in IATF

Over a 100 exhibitors are expected to showcase their products at the...

Interviews View All

Yash Maniyar
Rekha Maniyar

Indian fashion market is growing at a staggering rate

Abhishek Ganguly
Puma India

‘As a brand, Puma is always looking for new and innovative ways to inspire ...

Viral Desai
Zenitex Mill Pvt Ltd

Full of green energy

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Igor Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

February 2017

February 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search