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ZDHC MRSL Conformance

The ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (ZDHC MRSL) is a list of chemical substances.These substances are banned from intentional use in facilities processing textile materials, leather, rubber, foam, adhesives and trim parts in textiles, apparel, and footwear. Using chemical formulations that conform to the ZDHC MRSL allows suppliers to assure themselves, and their customers, that banned chemical substances are not intentionally used during production and manufacturing processes.

In 2017, ZDHC published an MRSL conformance guidance establishing the way in which chemical formulators can provide indicators of conformance, as well as how manufacturers and brands can find recognized and credible processes for chemical formulations compiled with ZDHC MRSL in ZDHC Gateway – Chemical Module.

The ZDHC MRSL goes beyond the traditional approaches to chemical restrictions, which only apply to finished products (Product Restricted Substances List - PRSL). This approach helps to protect consumers while minimising the possible impact of banned hazardous chemicals on productionworkers, local communities, and the environment.

ZDHC has released version 2.0 of its Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (ZDHC MRSL) in an effort to further reduce the use of hazardous chemicals in the apparel and footwear supply chains. The ZDHC MRSL is a list of chemical substances banned from intentional use in facilities processing textile materials, leather, rubber, foam, adhesives and trim…

Chemical formulations covered by restrictions in the ZDHC MRSL include, but are not limited to, cleaners, adhesives, paints, inks, detergents, dyes, colourants, auxiliaries, coatings and finishing agents used during raw material production, wet processing, process machinery maintenance, wastewater treatment, sanitation, and pest control. ZDHC MRSL limits apply to substances in commercially available formulations, not those from earlier stages of chemical synthesis.

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Our test applies only to specific materials supplied by applicant, it is not representative or indicative the qualities of apparently identical or similar materials or products quality. CNTAC-UTS does not accept a duty of care or any other responsibility to any person other than the client in respect of this report and only accepts liability to the client insofar as is expressly contained in the terms and conditions governing CNTAC-UTS provision of services to you. CNTAC-UTS conduct test works follows applicant’s requirements strictly and do not accept any liability to you for any loss arising out of or inconnection with this report, except in the event of our gross negligence or willful misconduct.

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