DRINKING WATER TEXTILE PRODUCT FINISHING CHEMICALS UNDER REVIEW

Materials and chemical manufacturers and in the textile finishing sector have been asked to propose chemicals to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) that can safely be used in materials that can come into contact with drinking water. The European Union (EU) agency has duties under a revised EU drinking water directive (https://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/water-drink/legislation_en.html), now awaiting formal approval by EU ministers, to compile and manage an EU positive list of such chemicals. An initial list will cover around 1,500 chemicals and should be ...


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