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China Introduces New Industry Standard for Knitted Overcoats

06-21-2018 04:22 PM CET | Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

Press release from: SGS

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On April 1, 2018, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology implemented a new Industry Standard for knitted overcoats - FZ/T 73058-2017. The new standard covers overcoats made predominantly from knitted fabrics but does not include clothing for children aged 36 months or less.

The technical requirements of FZ/T 73058-2017 are divided into requirements for internal quality, requirements for appearance performances and requirements for raw materials.

These relate to:
• Requirements for Internal Quality – including requirements for fiber content, formaldehyde content, pH value, decomposable carcinogenic arylamines dyes, odor, dimensional change after washing, dimensional change after dry cleaning, spirality after washing, bursting strength, seam strength, seam slippage, pilling, abrasion resistance of flocking, colorfastness to dry cleaning, colorfastness to washing, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to rubbing, colorfastness to light, colorfastness to transfer in joints and appearance quality after washing/dry cleaning
• Requirements for Appearance Performances – including requirements for surface defects, dimensional tolerance, dimension difference in symmetrical position, check/stripe alignment, sewing requirements and ironing requirements
• Requirements for Raw Materials – including requirements for shell fabric, lining and auxiliary materials

To learn more about China’s new standard for knitted overcoats, stakeholders are advised to contact SGS directly.

SGS Softlines Services
SGS has a worldwide network of over 40 state-of-the-art laboratories specializing in softline testing. Their committed team is drawn from multi-disciplinary backgrounds, allowing them to carry out a comprehensive range of physical, chemical and functional testing services for components, materials and finished products. SGS helps companies ensure quality, performance and compliance with international, industrial and regulatory standards worldwide. Learn more about SGS’s Softlines Services: [www.sgs.com/softlines]

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full China New Product Standard – FZ/T 73058-2017 SafeGuardS. [www.sgs.com/en/news/2018/06/safeguards-08218-china-new-product-standard-knitted-overcoat]

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For further information contact:

Louann Spirito
Consumer and Retail — Softlines
US & Canada Softlines Business Head
Tel: +1 973 461 7919
Email: crs.media@sgs.com
Website: www.sgs.com/softlines

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