SAFEGUARDS | Softlines NO. 006/19
The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has announced the revised Industry Standard FZ/T 81010-2018 Trench coats, which has become officially implemented on September 1st, 2018. The revised standard will replace FZ/T81010-2009.
The standard is applicable to woven trench coats. It does not cover the clothing for children aged less than 36 months.
Main Technical Changes
The new version of the standard contains a number of technical revisions, including the updates on:
Applicable scope of the standard
Instruction for use of products
Requirements for stripe matching and plaid matching, sewing rules, raw materials, appearance defects, specification tolerance, warp yarn and weft yarn
Technical requirements for dimensional changes after washing/dry-cleaning, colorfastness to light, seam slippage, peeling strength of adhesive interlining and tear strength
Test methods, inspection and classification rules, and judgment rules
The latest version of the standards adds a lot of provisions:
Trench coats for children aged 36 months to 14 years should comply with the requirements of GB 31701;
Technical requirements for lining, colorfastness to transfer in joints, phenolic yellowing, dye transfer, appearance after washing/dry-cleaning, air permeability, hydrostatic pressure and water-vapour transmission rate are specified.
FZ/T 81010-2018 has deleted the below clauses:
Provisions of stitching fabrics and requirement of crinkles after dry cleaning
FZ/T 81010-2009 Annex A - Test method for seam slippage
Test Items for Physical and Chemical Properties
The new edition of the standard lists new tests for fiber content, formaldehyde content, pH value, banned azo colorants, odor, dimensional changes after washing, dimensional changes after dry cleaning, colorfastness of shell (washing, dry cleaning, water, perspiration, rubbing, light, hot pressing, colorfastness to transfer in joints, phenolic yellowing and dye transfer), colorfastness of lining (washing, dry rubbing, water and perspiration), pilling, seam slippage, peeling strength of adhesive interlining, tear strength, appearance after washing/dry-cleaning, functions (windproof, waterproof and water-vapour transmission).
Details of the Technical Content
For more information, please refer to the China Industry Standard FZ/T 81010-2018 <Trench coats> or contact SGS directly.
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