Where to Expect/Need Restricted Materials Test for Textile Products

Certain substances on the restricted substances list are more likely to be found in certain types of materials than others.

Natural Fibers

Core test for: Azo dyes, Heavy metals, Formaldehyde and Organotin (if tin in sample >1ppm)

Randomly test for: Pentaclorophenol PCP, its salts, and esters, Pesticides (DTTB and Dieldrin).

Synthetic Fibers

Core test for: Heavy metals, Formaldehyde, Sensitizing disperse dyes ,
Organotin (if tin in sample >1ppm)

Randomly test for: Azo dyes

Natural and Synthetic Blends

Core test for: Azo dyes, Heavy metals, Formaldehyde, Sensitizing disperse dyes and Organotin (if tin in sample >1ppm)

Randomly test for: Pentaclorophenol PCP, its salts, and esters, Pesticides (DTTB and Dieldrin).

Thermoplastics, syntetic leathers and Inks

Core test for: Heavy metals, Formaldehyde (for certain plastics), Phthalates, Organotin compounds (if tin in sample >1ppm) and Polyvinylchloride (PVC)

Metal items

Core test for: Heavy metals (especially cadmium for coated zippers), Nickel release

Leather

Core test for: Heavy metals, Chromium VI, Formaldehyde, Azo dyes,
Sensitizing disperse dyes, Organotin compounds (if tin in sample >1ppm) and and Polyvinylchloride [(PVC) for coated leather only ]

Randomly test for: Pentaclorophenol PCP, its salts, and esters

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