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On February 18th, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced the proposal amending the Rules and Regulations under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act to incorporate the most recent ISO 2076 standard for generic fiber names (85 FR 8781).

The most recent version of the relevant standard, ISO 2076:2013(E), “Textiles—Man-made fibres—Generic names,” adds seven generic fiber names not defined in the 2010 standard such as:

  • chitin,
  • ceramic,
  • polybenzimidazol,
  • polycarbamide,
  • polypropylene / polyamide bicomponent,
  • protein, and
  • trivinyl.

The proposed amendment should reduce compliance costs and increase flexibility for firms providing textile fiber information to consumers. Written comments must be received on or before March 19th, 2020.