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TMC Approves Five SGS Laboratories for Fiber Fragmentation Testing in Asia, Europe and USA

January 23, 2023

TMC’s approval ensures greater availability of microfiber testing services to clients around the world.

SGS is pleased to announce approval by The Microfibre Consortium (TMC) of a further five laboratories, in Bangladesh, India, Turkey, US and Vietnam, expanding the reach of its fiber fragmentation testing services to new regions and markets.

TMC, which develops practical solutions for the textile industry to minimize fiber fragmentation and its release into the environment, approved SGS as its inaugural third-party laboratory in 2021 when they first approved SGS’s labs in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Taipei City.

The collaboration ensures TMC’s brand, retail and supplier members benefit from increased access to SGS’ global testing services. Members are supported to understand test requirements, while demonstrating their environmental responsibility and improving sustainability along the supply chain.

Yvonne Tse, Vice President – Global Softlines, SGS, said: “Our collaboration with TMC goes from strength to strength and we are delighted to extend our fiber fragmentation testing services within Asia and into Europe and the USA. We welcome the opportunity this brings to expand our work with TMC members, and the wider textile and apparel industry, to support them in taking the practical steps needed to accelerate reductions in fiber fragmentation.”

The goal of TMC, founded in 2018, is to facilitate the development of practical solutions for the industry to minimize fiber fragmentation and its release into the environment from textile manufacturing and through the product life cycle.

About SGS Softlines

SGS offers a wide range of services to the softlines and accessories industry, at every stage of the value chain, with services to help them meet the requirements of regulators, distributors, retailers and consumers around the world.

SGS helps to ensure the quality, safety and sustainability of products, and their mode of distribution, to satisfy regulatory requirements as well as the demands of the market. Its softlines and accessories services cover:

  • Textiles and clothing
  • Shoes (and other footwear)
  • Bags and accesories
  • Jewelry
  • Linens and towels
  • PPE

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For further information, please contact:

Steve McDonald 
Global Technical Manager
Connectivity and Products, SGS
t: +44 (0)7818 514346

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