|Meet us personally at one of the following tradeshows:|
|OutDoor Friedrichshafen (July 14-17, 2011), booth FO 204:
bluesign technologies will be present at OutDoor in Friedrichshafen and we are looking forward discussing all issues regarding sustainable textile production at our booth # FO 204. You are also welcome to attend one of our lectures at OutDoor:
- Thu, July 14th, 01:00 pm, room Paris, Long-lasting Implementation of Sustainability in the Textile Supply Chain
- Fri, July 15th, 01:00 pm, room Berlin, Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) Guidelines for Brands and Retailers
- Please also join us at the PrimaLoft® / bluesign® retailer education & happy hour event on Friday, July 15th, 5:00 - 6:00 pm at the PrimaLoft® booth # A5-205.
Asia Outdoor Nanjing (July 27-30, 2011), booth 4120:
If you are attending Asia Outdoor in Nanjing, please stop by our booth # D 4120. We are also happy to offer a lecture presented by Dr Jiang Hong:
- July 29th, 11:30 am, room M 255: “The bluesign® standard within the outdoor industry”
Outdoor Retailer Salt Lake City (August 04-07, 2011), booth 155-401:
At OR, you can find us at booth # 155-401. Join us also at the PrimaLoft® / bluesign® retailer education & happy hour event on Thursday, August 4th, 5:00- 6:00 pm (Salt Palace, PrimaLoft® booth #39043).
Or attend the Verde PR 2011 Media Event with special guest Peter Waeber, CEO bluesign technologies, on Wednesday, July 3rd 6:30 – 9.30 pm at Hotel Monaco, 15 West, 200 South, Salt Lake City.
We hope to see you at one of these tradeshows! Please contact us for a personal appointment: email: email@example.com
|BSSL Revision 2011|
|bluesign technologies ag has recently published the first regular revision of the BSSL (bluesign standard substance list), which is updated in a yearly interval.
Click here to see/download the update.
|Revision of bluetool, bluefinder, and blueguide|
|bluesign technologies ag recently updated the background data for the classification of chemical substances, which are part of the bluetool, the bluefinder and the blueguide.
After this update the classification shows compliance with Commission Regulation (EC) No 790/2009 (1. ATP; Annex IV) amending Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008.
The “List of harmonized classification and labelling of hazardous substances” – Table 3.1 in Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 as well as Annex I to Commission Regulation (EC) No 790/2009 are not implemented at the moment in bluetool, bluefinder and blueguide. With the revision of the bluetool, the implementation will be done.
|ECHA published on June 20, 2011 seven more substances on SVHC list:
1. 2-Ethoxyethylacetate (CAS: 115-15-9); already regulated in BSSL – usage ban DL = 5 mg/kg
2. Strontium chromate: not typical for bluesign scope
3. DHNUP (CAS: 68515-42-4); already regulated in BSSL with new revision this year – usage ban; traces 50 mg/kg
4. Hydrazine; (CAS: 302-01-2); already regulated in BSSL; listed under “substances without consumer safety limit”
5. 1-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone (CAS: 872-50-4); already regulated in BSSL – 10, 10, 100 mg/kg for A,B,C-monitoring
6. 1,2,3-Trichloropropane (CAS: 96-18-4); not regulated in BSSL; candidate for next revision of BSSL; not likely for bluesign scope to exceed 0.1 % in article; would be detected as solvent in audit of production site
7. DIHP (CAS: 71888-89-6); already regulated in BSSL with new revision this year – usage ban; traces 50 mg/kg
|The latest members of the bluesign system partner network:
Mey bodywear (Germany): Manufacturer of women’s and men’s bodywear; family-run business, founded in 1928 in Albstadt, Germany.
Mey bodywear – Sensuousness. Made in Albstadt: Passionate feelings aren't only made in Hollywood. But in Albstadt, too. Because Mey bodywear produces a sensuous feeling all-round. Both on the skin and in the eye of the beholder. Whether lingerie, women's or men's, day or nightwear – Mey's hallmark is always innovative design, an individual fashion statement and uncompromising quality standards. 67% of the family enterprise’s entire value creation is generated in Germany. At three German and two foreign production locations (Portugal and Hungary), 840 people are involved in the development and manufacture of our bodywear. Because after all, we want to introduce the Mey feelgood factor into the lives of as many people as possible.
Why do we work with the bluesign standard? Marc W. Lorch, Manager, Mey GmbH & Co. KG: "Bluesign is the first standard to meaningfully take account of and integrate the entire textiles value chain. We are impressed by this holistic approach, as it underscores the high priority that our responsibility towards the environment and sustainability has been accorded at all levels of production for many years now. Through our membership in bluesign, we aim together with our suppliers to make all stages of the value chain transparent and bring them into line with state-of-the-art standards. We are confident our collaboration with bluesign is a step in the right direction towards becoming an even more sustainable enterprise." www.mey.de
SALEWA Group (Italy): Manufacturer of top-quality alpinism clothing and hardwear; international family-run business, founded 1935 in Munich, Germany.Heiner Oberrauch, Owner of the SALEWA Group: “SALEWA’s corporate policy is based on protecting the living space of all stakeholders, of our employees and of the larger community, and on the conservation of resources, not only to preserve and protect the unique mountain environment. When approached about the ecologic or social impact of their products, many companies speak about sustainability. This word has become more a trend than a real effort, and through this ‘use and abuse’, it is losing meaning and content. To us, commitment means doing business in a responsible, transparent and honest manner. With the bluesign® standard, we found a reliable tool and partner, helping us to make this possible and to make the right choices regarding our entire supply chain.” www.salewa.com
|The following manufacturers and textile producers are implementing the bluesign® standard:
Button International (Taiwan/China): Accessories producer for metal and plastic buttons, zippers, pullers and buckles. www.e-button.com.tw
Carl Meiser AG (Germany): Manufacturer; European-quality dye, bleach and finishing house for knitted tubular underwear qualities. 100% service supplier, offering a production with very flexible high-tech production lines. www.carl-meiser.de
Domiles Enterprises Co., LTD. (Taiwan): Manufacturer of woven and knitted fabrics for sportswear and outerwear. www.domiles.tw
Elitex Global Industry Company Limited (Taiwan): Manufacturer of knitwear and functional textiles. www.Elitexglobal.com
Gilee International Ltd (Taiwan): Manufacturer of fabrics for outerwear and sportswear with highly functional materials.
HK Non-Woven Fabric Ind. Co. Ltd. (China/Hong Kong): Leading fibrefill and insulation manufacturer based in Hong Kong with production facilities in China. Its sister company HK Bonding (Hong Kong Bonding) is a leading player within the lamination and bonding process business. Both companies produce for diverse markets – from outdoor, sports, bedding, to intimate apparel – with a global customer base. www.hknonwoven.com
Hsiang Lun Industrial Corporation (Taiwan): Manufacturer of highly technical textiles made of woven and knitted fabrics.
Hwang Yih Textile Co., Ltd. (Taiwan): Textile manufacturer developing customised technical textiles; also offering in-house knitting, dyeing and finishing. www.hwang-yih.com.tw
Nan Ya Draw Textured Yarn (China): Manufacturer (knitting, dyeing and finishing) of high-quality PES knit fabrics.
Nipston Button Accessories (China): Duraflex licensee, manufacturer of metal buttons, buckles, fasteners. www.utxgroup.com
Raco Textile Corporation (Taiwan): Manufacturer of woven fabrics for bags and outerwear textiles. www.racotextile.com
Regine GmbH / IQtrim Ltd. & Co. KG (Germany): Company specialized on textile label printing, piping, ribbons, transfers and highly reflective materials. www.reginegmbh.com
rökona Textilwerk GmbH (Germany): Development, production and sales of modern technical textiles and highly specialised fabrics for the medical and automotive industries. www.roekona.de
Sixup Corporation (Taiwan): Manufacturer of industrial fabrics and fabrics laminated with environmental backing. Main products are TPU film, sheet, PU coated fabrics, TPE, TPU and FPO backed fabrics for bag and luggage fabrics as well as for beach and mountain fabrics. www.sixup.com.tw
Südwolle Group (Germany): Yarn manufacturer (dyeing and spinning); established as “Hermann Steger – Wolle & Garne“ in 1918 by Hermann Steger. In addition to sites in Germany, spinning mills of Südwolle can now also be found in Poland and China. Every production site can adjust its yarn range to the local market demand. The product range includes high quality yarns – mostly made of pure wool and blends. www.suedwolle.de
Textilveredlung Keller GmbH (Germany): Dyeing factory especially for high end knitted cotton and cotton blend knitwear, mainly used for underwear and sportswear. www.tv-keller.de
Tsan Chen Enterprise Corp. (Taiwan): Manufacturer, specialized in woven fabrics for different types of footwear and furniture. The production site is called Jen Sen. www.tsanchen.com.tw
Twin Dragon Industrial Co. Ltd. (Taiwan): Manufacturer of woven fabrics for the sportswear and outdoor industries made of microfiber, PBT, nylon, polyester etc.
U-Long High-Tech Textile Co., Ltd. (Taiwan): Manufacturer of functional fibres and fabrics for the textile industry, as well as finished sports and outdoor products.
Yuan Chan Textile Co., Ltd (Taiwan): Manufacturer of various fabrics with or without technological functionality. www.yuanchan.com.tw
|The following chemical producers are implementing the bluesign® standard:
HeiQ Materials AG (Switzerland): Swiss specialty chemicals company developing and producing high-performance sustainable effects for textiles and the medical market. The company was founded in 2005 as a spin-off of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. HeiQ has 20 employees and extensive state-of-the-art resources, including microbiology and textile-testing laboratories, complementing the in-house production plants. www.heiq.com
M.Dohmen SA, Joint Venture with ATUL Ltd. (Switzerland/India): Manufacturer of dyestuffs for natural and synthetic fibres and auxiliaries for the textile industry. The company provides necessary dyes for all kinds of fibres for the application in the textile industry as well as the automotive, paper, leather, wood and plastic industries. www.mdohmen.de
Setex Schermuly textile computer GmbH (Germany):
Global leader in textile dyehouse automation. Setex serves the market with innovative products from computer-based control systems up to software solutions tailored for the textile industry. It develops for and supplies a large number of world brand textile machine manufacturers. The hard- and software is developed and produced in Germany. www.setex-germany.com
|Background information bluesign technologies ag|
|bluesign technologies ag was founded in 2000. Since then, the bluesign standard has been adopted by different worldwide leading textile manufacturers. Various significant key players of the chemical and machine industry rely on the bluesign standard and endorse it as bluesign supporters. Several well-known brands of the sporting goods and fashion industry benefit as bluesign members of the extensive knowledge of bluesign technologies. Recently, SGS has acquired another 30 % stake in bluesign technologies ag and is holding now 80 % in total.|