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Shirley unveils services to test REACH SHVC textile materials

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Dec '09
Shirley Technologies has launched a new a service for textile companies to test for substances of very high concern (SVHC) n garments, fabric, sewing thread, accessories and any other component in the supply chain.

The service is in response to new EU laws on chemicals and their safe use and is known as REACH because it deals with the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals.

“For EU-based companies it is their responsibility to ensure any textile products including chemicals used in manufacture, whether they have been produced outside or within the EU, have been evaluated to ensure they are REACH compliant,” said Asif Shah of Manchester-based Shirley Technologies.

“If you are a textile company based outside of the European Union then you are obliged to inform your EU based buyers on the status of SVHC within products that are supplied to them.

“Our new service will test to determine whether the products they are producing contain SVHC and issue them with a certificate which will show their SVHC status.”

The new EU law also empowers consumers by allowing them to request the levels of SVHC for products bought from a retailer. The retailer now has a legal obligation to reply within 45 days to the consumer informing him if the product he has purchased has any of these substances in them.

“The service can help protect organisations within the supply chain – be they a manufacturer or a retailer and will help to legally enforce the banning of certain substances that can cause serious harm to both humans and the environment,” said Asif Shah.

“There is a list of 15 substances that are currently considered to be SVHC – and which will be rigorously monitored if being used or sold within the EU.”

Shirley Technologies Ltd (STL) is a UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accredited laboratory providing competitive, independent, expert textile testing, certification, advisory and investigation services across the traditional and specialist textile industries.

STL is an independent subsidiary of BTTG Ltd, formerly the British Textile Technology Group. With more than 80 years experience, Shirley Technologies Ltd provides unrivalled and expert reassurance through its technical services to a global network of clients which include manufacturers, retailers, the legal profession, police, consumers and related interest groups including Trading Standards.

Highly qualified and experienced technical staff work directly with clients to ensure that they receive the best advice and service in a wide range of technical areas.

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Shirley Technologies Ltd.


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