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An overview of recent developments in the control of restricted substances for the Textile industry.


22 Jul 2021, 10:30


22 Jul 2021, 11:30



During the manufacturing of Softline products, a diverse range of chemicals are used in various steps such as dyeing, washing, finishing, etc.  Some of the chemicals used are toxic to human, marine life and/or environment.  To control the uses of these hazardous chemicals, national authorities had issued laws and to regulate the concentration limit in these substance, mixture and/or article based on scientific investigation and market consultation.

Most of the well-known hazardous chemical, like azo dyes, phthalates etc, are already regulated in various countries.  For new chemicals used in the market, national authorities also established a monitoring process to review their effect regularly.  New laws or regulations will then be implemented to regulate those classified as hazardous.

SGS is pleased to invite you to join our webinar on Thursday, July 22nd, 2021 where our experts will share recent updates regarding laws or regulations to hazardous chemicals and the concerns in the market.


  • Introduction of Restricted Substances
  • Highlights of Regulation Updates
  • Quinoline
  • EU SCIP Database
  • California Proposition 65
    • 60-day notice
    • New Warning Label
  • EU POPs
    • Perfluorinated and Polyfluorinated compounds (PFCs)
    • New harmonized method of Nickel release
  • Update on Effect of Brexit
  • Enforcement of Regulations
  • Q & A

Speaker: Ms. Ruby Lau, Senior Technical Service Executive
Ruby has a PhD’s degree in Chemistry from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, specializing in Analytical Chemistry. Ruby joined SGS' Softlines technical team in 2017 and has been working with technical support on restricted substances and footwear performance.

Date: 22nd July 2021 (Thursday)

Start Time: 10:30 a.m.

Language: Cantonese

Fee: Free of Charge


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