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01/03/2016 Hwa Tai is a new ETAD member

ETAD is glad to welcome Hwa Tai Industry as its first associate member. The company, based in Thailand, is a subsidiary of the Siam Pro Dyechem Group and its product portfolio includes both dyes and pigments.

20/01/2016 Fujifilm leaves ETAD

The company FUJIFILM Imaging Colorants Limite, based in the UK, left ETAD effectively from January 1st, 2016.

12/10/2015 New ETAD staff member

Ms. Heidrun Hofherr joined the ETAD staff end of September, replacing Mr. Bertil Hanke as our new Project Manager as well as the new responsible for the ETAD database. Ms. Hofherr has a university and work background as environmental scientist and has also shortly worked for ETAD in the past. We are glad to welcome her to our Basel team.

14/07/2015 Chroma is a new ETAD member

The company Chroma Chemical Corp., a dyestuff manufacturer based in Taiwan, has been accepted as an ETAD member. We are very glad to welcome them and are looking forward to their contribution to our committees and activities.

26/03/2015 ETAD and EURATEX comment the Dutch report "Hazardous Substances in Textile Products” (RIVM Report 2014-0155)

The Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) prepared end of 2014 the report on “Hazardous substances in textile Products” (RIVM Report 2014-0155), whose results were discussed during the meeting of the expert group on textiles of the European Commission on the 25th of March 2015. ETAD and Euratex prepared their consolidated comments to the document to be presented during the same meeting. Apart from some imprecisions, the two associations found that, in their approach, the authors understood very clearly what hazard, risk, exposure and used the available information quite appropriately. Also the conclusions reached in the document were down-to-earth and reflected the current state-of-the-art of the textile value chain.

ETAD and Euratex also offered their collaboration in case the Netherlands would decide to start further related activities in the future. The complete comments are available on our “Positions and comments” page.