Microfiber Legislation and Testing

A free webinar in UL’s softlines webinar series

November 16, 2020 | 11:00AM ET | 4:00PM CET

The environmental impact of microfiber use in softlines is a growing concern. The U.S. and other countries are implementing regulations in an effort to address the microfiber issue and establish scientifically based test methods to evaluate the extent of microfiber shedding from softlines. During this complimentary webinar, UL’s Seemanta Mitra and Angela Donati will discuss the safety concerns around microfibers, how UL is working with manufacturers to evaluate microfibers and answer any questions you may have.

Meet our presenters — Seemanta Mitra and Angela Donati

Seemanta Mitra is the Global Technical Leader for Softlines at UL. Seemanta provides global technical leadership and drives consistency, integrity, and quality in the application of testing, inspection, and certification (TIC) requirements for softlines. With over 20 years’ experience, Seemanta is well-established in the textile industry. He is a senior member of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) and is active in the work of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), including their RSL Taskforce, and Canadian Apparel Federation (CAF). Seemanta holds a B.S. Degree in Textile Technology (University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India) and an M.S. Degree in Textile, Fiber & Polymer Science (Clemson University, Clemson, SC).

Angela Donati is the EMEA-LA Softlines Technical Lead at UL. With more than 25 years of experience in the Softlines industry, Angela regularly participates in industry association and stakeholder meetings. She supports lab operations from a technical perspective and is the key softlines point-of-contact within the European and Latin American regions providing in-depth support to customers and labs. Angela specializes in children’s clothing safety, risk assessments, national and international labeling regulations, and textile testing.

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