Tuesday, August 31, 2010

RSL Released by AAFA

In March 2010, the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) released the sixth version of their Restricted Substances List (RSL).

The Restricted Substances List (RSL) was created by a special working group of the American Apparel & Footwear Association’s (AAFA) Environment Task Force and will be updated on a regular basis. Chemicals appearing in the AAFA RSL are those specifically related to both apparel and home textiles as well as footwear and that are banned or restricted by a regulation or law. The country laws with the strictest requirement are cited in the RSL.

Chemicals parameters covered in the latest AAFA RSL Release 6:
• Azo dyes
• Disperse dyes
• Navy blue
• Solvents
• Pesticides
• Dioxins and furans
• Asbestos
• Fluorinated greenhouse gases
• Flame retardants
• Heavy metals
(Cadmium/Lead/Chromium/Chromium Vl/Nickel/Arsenic/Mercury/Copper)
• Organotins (TBT/ TPhT/ DBT/ DOT)
• Formaldehyde
• Phthalates (DEHP/ DNOP/ BBP/ DBP / DINP / DIDP)
• Nonyl Phenol/Nonyl
• Henolethoxylates
• Dimethyl Fumarate

You can browse AAFA official web-site for more details
Sources of the RSL information:

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