Huntsman TE Selected by IWTO as Partner to Support REACH Initiative with LANASOL® CE
The LANASOL® CE range of new metal-free reactive dyes for wool is fully in line with IWTO’s slogan 'Sustainability - Guaranteed by Wool' and has been designed to replace the outdated chrome dyeing technique. It is particularly used for the exhaust dyeing of untreated, chlorinated and machine-washable wool at all processing stages, especially loose stock, slubbing and yarn.
Potassium dichromate, the mordant used in the after treatment of chromes dyes have been listed by the European REACH legislation under Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) and have since, directly impacted the wool dyeing industry.
The move by IWTO to select Huntsman Textile Effects as a partner continues to underscore our strong commitment to support our customers and the environment through innovative and sustainable products and processes.
Find out more about Huntsman's sustainability efforts and LANASOL® CE through the IWTO newsletter and links below.
IWTO: An international body representing the interests of the world’s wool textile trade and industry, IWTO’s multi-national membership includes woolgrowers, traders, primary processors, spinners, weavers, and garment manufacturers, together with retailers and other companies involved in wool related businesses.
REACH: Published as a regulation on December 30th 2006, REACH seeks to protect human health and the environment from the risks arising from the use of chemicals. Its extensive scope is wide and impacts the entire supply chain from product design and development through to its recycling re-use and disposal.
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In partnership with IWTO, read more about this news in IWTO's newsletter below sent to all the IWTO members, the links on REACH with regards to the chrome dyes and the advantages of Huntsman Textile Effects LANASOL® CE free chrome dyes range.
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EU Regulation REACH and chrome free dyes for Wool
Dear IWTO Member,
IWTO would like to bring to your notice the European REACH (Registration Evaluation Authorisation and Restrictions of CHemicals) legislation which puts serious pressure on wool dyers who still use chrome dyes. Potassium dichromate, the mordant used in the after treatment of chromes dyes has been listed under Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) within this legislation. Therefore it directly impacts the wool dyeing industry.
REACH was published as a regulation on December 30th 2006, came into force on June 1st 2007 and aims to protect human health and the environment from the risks arising from the use of chemicals. The scope of REACH is really extensive and impacts the entire supply chain from product design and development through to its recycling re-use and disposal.
Although REACH is a European regulation, most major retailers even the non-European ones are now including SVHCs in their own Restricted Substance Lists (RSL), to ensure that SVHCs are not present in articles and goods. The health risk for workers exposed to SVHC is not in line with the ethical values of the brands and therefore suppliers are seriously scrutinized even in cases where the concentration limits are not reached. The commercial pressure is steadily growing and having a greater impact, as presented during IWTO Congress 2011 in China:
The replacement of this outdated dyeing techni
que is fully in line with IWTO’s slogan 'Sustainability - Guaranteed by Wool'. Huntsman Textile Effects, Associate Member of IWTO, is the selected partner to support this initiative with their chrome replacement concept. Huntsman informed us of the launch of a new range of metal-free reactive dyes for wool called LANASOL® CE. The range has been designed for exhaust dyeing of untreated, chlorinated and machine-washable wool at all processing stages, especially loose stock, slubbing and yarn.
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