News from the sustainable bluesign standard
On July 9-10, 2013 bluesign® had its third conference bi-yearly conference for its system partners to share new ideas and creative innovations. The keynote speaker was Prof. Dr. Ernst Ulrich von Weizäcker, member of bluesign technologies’ Advisory Board and panel speakers from Nike, adidas Group, BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Rudolf Group, BASF, EMPA, Saitex, G-Star Raw, Clariant, Teijin Frontier, Kolon, W.L. Gore & Associates, and the bluesign system reports the joining of important new members
Bluesign technologies has revised – and is doing so regularly – in April 2013 its consumer safety limits and published it in BSSL bluesign® system substances list; consumer safety limits.
The system partner network is growing and growing. Following new brands joined: Amer Sports (SF), one of the leading sporting goods companies worldwide with internationally recognised apparel brands including Salomon, Wilson, Atomic, Arc’terry, Mavic, Nikita, Bonfire and DeMarini. Also joining was Manduka LLC (USA (supporting and enrich the yoga community by providing premium quality mats and products.
As chemical suppliers joined BASF,Singapore (wide range of solutions to the textile industry for weaving, pre-treatment, dyeing, printing, finishing and coating for apparels, home and technical textiles. Further Yorkshire Chemicals Holdings Ltd., Hong Kong (producing and selling dyes and chemicals used for processing and colouration of textiles, leather and paper), followed by Wuxi Advanced Kayaku Chemical Co., Ltd. (J), established as dye production plant it produces today dyes (cationic, disperse, reactive, direct and acid dyes) and auxiliaries widely used in automotive, interior, clothing, shortly in all walks of life. Melvo GmbH (D) high quality leather care and comfort products, as well as for comfort articles, such as insoles, shoe trees and laces with brands such as Salamander, Woly, Woly Spsort, Lurchi by Salamander and Grison.
New textile and accessories manufacturers and assemblers were also joining with Burlington Worldwide (USA), Twin Dragon Ind. Co. Ltd and Yuan Ling Knitting Industrial Co., Ltd., both Taiwan, Ichimura Sangyo Co., Ltd. (J), Sanko Textile Inc. & Trade Company/ Corlu Branchz (TR), Samtex, Korea., Chia Her Industrail Co., LTD., Taiwan, LTP Denmark A/S (DK), Thermore (Far East) Ltd. (Hong Kong), Pepwing International Corp. (Taiwan), Asahi Kasei Fibers Corporation (J)