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NSF to verify sustainable programmes for textile firms
NSF International is now a third-party assessor for two sustainability-focused programmes that verify the use of hazardous chemicals throughout the textile supply chain. Approved as a third-party verifier for ToxFMD and Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals, textile firms can demonstrate green chemistry practices while meeting supplier and consumer demands.

The first assessment, the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Manufactured Restricted Substances List (ZDHC MRSL), screens for hazardous chemicals used in the processing and manufacturing of textiles. These chemical applications range from mold prevention used in storing leather, to emulsifier and dispersing agents for dyes and prints, to the phthalates used to make plastic buttons more flexible and durable.

Through the programme, NSF International will screen chemical-formulation information supplied by the manufacturer and determine if it meets the requirements of ZHDC MRSL Conformance Level 1 certification. MRSL is a list of chemical substances banned from international use in facilities that process textile materials and trim parts in apparel, leather and footwear.

The second assessment, the ToxFMD Screened ChemistryTM Program, includes the ZDHC MRSL screen but also incorporates additional chemical reviews. NSF will serve as a third-party assessor for ToxFMD along with ToxServices, the developer of the chemical assessment programmer. In addition to screening chemicals against a restricted substances list, ToxFMD assesses the human and environmental hazards associated with each chemical within formulations used in the textile industry.

"Teaming up with NSF International to deliver cost-effective and high-quality evaluations is a win-win for clients, brands and the environment," said Margaret Whittaker, ToxServices managing director.

"Third-party evaluation, completed by our toxicologists through a robust and comprehensive vetting process using state-of-the-art resources, promotes transparency and allows manufacturers to demonstrate compliance with supplier and consumer demands," said Jenny Oorbeck, general manager of NSF International's Sustainability Services.

As part of ToxFMD, companies will disclose all intentionally added ingredients at any concentration and all residuals or impurities greater than 100 parts per million (ppm) in the final textile treatment formulation. These findings will be kept confidential so manufacturers can meet supplier demands and programme requirements without divulging proprietary information. Clients are given an 'acceptable' or 'non-acceptable' status based on the ToxFMD assessment.

ToxFMD provides a streamlined platform for chemical hazard assessment. NSF International reviews the chemicals against the US Environmental Protection Agency's Safer Chemical Ingredients List, the GreenScreen List Translator for Safer Chemicals (GS), and the ZDHC MRSL. (RR)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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