Durable Water Repellents Update
- The topic of DWR continues to evolve as brands work to identify, assess & adopt alternatives to the historical long-chain fluorinated chemistries, prompted by new regulations, available hazard data & alternative solutions coming to market. While the DWR Task Force has developed a number of resources for the industry on this topic, during this session we’ll work discuss a proposal for a new industry’s resource. Questions we’ll consider include: How does a brand identify the DWR already being used in their supply chain? Who should they approach & how? Which solutions is the industry currently using for which material types & product categories? What are the relevant performance specs & tests being done?
Flame Retardant Update
- An overview of the current U.S. state-level regulatory landscape around flame retardants, as well as a report-out on the OIA FR Cohort harmonization effort