Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Dimethyl Fumarate (DMF) to be banned within EU
Dimethyl Fumarate (DMF) to be banned within EU
09
Apr '09
The presence of the chemical dimethylfumarate (DMF) in consumer products has been blamed for causing damage to health. The European Commission has now produced legislation that effectively bans DMF from the European market.

Dimethylfumarate (DMF) is a biocide used to prevent mould growth that can cause deterioration of leather furniture or footwear during storage or transport, especially in a humid climate. DMF is often contained in pouches fixed inside furniture or added to footwear boxes, where it sublimates protecting product from mould. Often, the pouches look similar to those used to contain silica gel, a non-harmful desiccant frequently used in leather products.

In France, Poland, Finland, Sweden and the UK, consumers have experienced skin irritation, redness and burns and, in some severe cases, acute respiratory difficulty, which is said to have been caused by DMF contact with skin.

European Directive (2009/251/EC) was published on the 17th March 2009 and requires that products containing DMF are not placed on the market: this means the presence of DMF in one or more pouches or in a concentration greater than 0.1 mg/kg of the weight of the product or part of the product. The Directive also requires any product containing DMF that has already been placed on the market be withdrawn by the 1st May 2009 and consumers to be made aware of the potential risks.

Any manufacturers, sourcing companies or retailers concerned about DMF are advised to contact the SATRA Technology Centre to test their products for the presence of the chemical or seek advice on alternative anti-mould treatments to dimethylfumarate.

SATRA Technology Centre


Must ReadView All

Chinese firm sets up textile-garment chain in Vietnam

Apparel/Garments | On 13th Dec 2017

Chinese firm sets up textile-garment chain in Vietnam

Worldon Vietnam Co. Ltd under the Chinese Shenzhou Group is likely to ...

Courtesy: SATO Global Solutions

Information Technology | On 13th Dec 2017

Sensor networks improve inventory management

Sensor networks like radio frequency identification (RFID) and smart...

CMAI hails review of FTP as 'progressive package'

Apparel/Garments | On 13th Dec 2017

CMAI hails review of FTP as 'progressive package'

The Clothing Manufacturers' Association of India (CMAI) has hailed...

Interviews View All

Headhonchos
Textiles & allied industry

Textiles industry is always in the forefront in accepting latest technology

Top executives
Textile industry, India

Such fairs are a must for industry to showcase new innovations

Cyril Pereira
Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

'Major problem in the textile machinery manufacturing industry is the lack ...

Abhishek Pachauri

Reckon Industries adapts latest systems for manufacturing from designing...

Rikesh Mistry

Jupiter Comtex Pvt Ltd, established in 1973, started its textile machinery ...

Harsh Shah

Established in 1956 with a small beginning, Embee today manufactures a...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

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

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads & Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

Bani Batra

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

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

December 2017

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

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.6%
No
12.0%
Skip
18.5%

Total Votes: 92

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
62.0%
No
30.4%
Skip
7.6%

Total Votes: 92

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.0%
No
9.8%
Skip
3.3%

Total Votes: 92

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
81.5%
No
8.7%
Skip
9.8%

Total Votes: 92


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search