<Live Webinar> Concerns on Microfiber Pollution
A sharing session that will allow participants to gain access to our testing services in order to facilitate the development of practical solutions to minimize fiber fragmentation and its release into the environment from textile manufacturing and through the product life cycle.
24 Nov 2021, 10:30
24 Nov 2021, 11:30
Pollution from fiber fragments released during the laundering process has become a concern for stakeholders in the textile industry, the media and end consumers in the last few years. Researches have proven that all textiles release fiber fragments, not just synthetic textiles, but also natural textiles and blends. Although a recent official harmonized test method for evaluating fiber fragmentation in fabrics and materials has been published, SGS has lead the way and developed innovative protocols to help businesses understand the problem and manage their risks.
SGS Hong Kong is pleased to invite you to join our webinar on Wednesday, November 24th, 2021 where our expert will share their knowledge & insight that will allow participants to gain access to our testing services in order to facilitate the development of practical solutions to minimize fiber fragmentation and its release into the environment from textile manufacturing and through the product life cycle.Agenda:
- Introduction of fiber fragmentation
- Environment concerns and awareness
- Engagement of industry
- Definitions of microfiber and fiber fragment
- Evaluation methods developed by different organizations
- The Microfiber Consortium (TMC)
- Microfiber 2030 commitment
- SGS engagement in fiber fragmentation
- SGS fiberfastness testing services
- Small scale with accelerated laundering
- Regulation updates
- Q & A
Speaker: Ms. Fanny Tong, Senior Technical Service Executive
Fanny has a PhD’s degree in The Institute of Textiles and Clothing from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, specializing in Textile Technology and joined SGS Softlines team in 2018. She has been working with technical support on Physical and Functional performances of textiles and is responsible for different sustainability and functional development projects.
Date: 24th November 2021 (Wednesday)
Start Time: 10:30 a.m.
Fee: Free of Charge
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