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UMASS provides scientific & technical review of TerraCHECK

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Jun '09
True Textiles, Inc., a commercial fabrics industry leader well-known for its commitment to sustainable manufacturing practices and products announced that the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell has provided an extensive scientific and technical review of the TerraCHECK dye and chemical protocol and has established that it is constructed on a sound scientific basis.

TerraCHECK dye and chemical protocol is a science-based process for screening the dyes and chemicals that are used to produce Terratex fabrics. “TerraCHECK is a comprehensive review process designed to eliminate hazardous ingredients from our products”, said Rob Harper, senior vice president of sales and marketing for True Textiles, Inc. “It is an important element in our efforts to create more sustainable fabrics”.

TerraCHECK evaluates dyes and chemicals used in Terratex fabrics to ensure that only those products that meet the highest standards of human and environmental health are used.

Confidential lists of all ingredients are obtained from suppliers and are reviewed to determine whether they are present on internal lists of restricted substances as well as various lists published by state, Federal, international governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Ingredients are also evaluated against various human health and environmental endpoints ranging from carcinogenicity and mutagenicity to environmental persistence and acute aquatic toxicity. Once the ingredients are screened, the product characteristics are also evaluated against most of the same endpoints.

The dyes and chemicals used in the production of Terratex fabrics made from 100% post consumer recycled polyester and PLA (polylactic acid) fibers are the first grouping of products to undergo the TerraCHECK review. It is the goal of True Textiles that all products carrying the Terratex brand will eventually undergo the protocol and be manufactured using only approved chemistry. TerraCHECK provides assurance that the dyes and chemicals used in Terratex fabrics are the safest possible and that the review process is based on sound science.

True Textiles Inc


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