On February 3, 2021, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) enacted a new requirement on textile articles, Annex XVII to REACH, in which APEO substances are restricted. Since implementation, many brands and their suppliers have failed the requirement.
APEO is a substance of concern as it is toxic to fish and invertebrates and could be harmful for humans, however it is commonly found in textile products due to chemicals used in their production.
Join our technical experts in this webinar to learn how you can avoid APEO in your textile products to ensure regulatory compliance.
Nelson was previously the Vice President Asia Pacific of the consulting arm at Intertek with over 22 years of experience in the industry. He has developed consumer product safety and quality assurance programs for many brand name companies. Nelson is heavily involved in the research and development of new technologies for assessing hazards on consumer products and has published an array of journals worldwide in the areas of biomechanics, safety and quality. Nelson was educated in the UK and has worked in many countries including UK, Canada, US, China and Hong Kong SAR. Nelson possesses a doctorate degree in Biomedical Engineering and is a Professional Chartered Engineer (CEng). He was elected as a Fellow Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE) for his contribution in advancing the science of engineering and in engineering education.
Dr. Ann Leung holds a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from Imperial College in London England. She is an expert in global regulatory compliance in the sphere of chemical, toys, hardlines and softlines, with over a decade of experience in consumer product testing and certification.