Seminar marks the successful completion of the programme
Textile export units in Karur and elsewhere would benefit immensely from the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical Substances (REACH) programme organised by the international testing agency TUV Rheinland, according to Bhaskar, Director (Finance and General Administration), TUV Rheinland India.
Speaking at the high-level Summit and Best Practice Exchange Forum seminar held here to mark the successful completion of the REACH programme, which the TUV Rheinland undertook in association with Europe’s largest development finance company DEG Germany, Mr. Bhaskar noted that the public private partnership programme was aimed at enabling the home textile units implement global best practices for “Substances of Very High Concern” and comply with REACH regulations EC No.1907/2006 adopted by the European buyers.
TUV Rheinland helped 13 home textile manufacturing units get the necessary training and consultancy to fill the gaps in their supply chain and procurement besides demonstrating the units’ ability to produce REACH compliant products consistently, Mr. Bhaskar pointed out. The pilot programme ran from September 2011 to now. With the experience gained from the programme TUV Rheinland was all set to commercially offer the expertise to individual home textile production units. Our clients would then be able to address issues relating to awareness, registration, notification and implementation of REACH to avoid rejection, he added.
The Handloom Export Cloth Manufacturers’ Association and the Apparel Export Promotion Council were also part of the programme whose objective was to improve protection of human health and environment through better and early identification of intrinsic properties of chemical substance right from the raw material stage to the final product in the home textile units, said TUV Rheinland General Manager, Industry Services, Shanmughasundaram.
To ensure sustainability TUV Rheinland would offer clients complete solutions in the field of testing and other support services related to Substances of Very High Concern mandated under regulations such as REACH, RoHS and ELV, Mr. Shanmughasundaram noted. The agency has been accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration of Laboratories for all hazardous substances.
TUV Rheinland has the expertise in providing services for pressure equipment, material technology, energy, environment, automotive engineering, type approval, solar and fuel cell technology and certification of management systems, Mr. Bhaskar added.
Those who spoke at the seminar included Director, Apparel Export Promotion Council, New Delhi, Chandrima Chatterjee, Handloom Export Cloth Manufacturers’ Association president Anboli Kaliappan as also Associate Professor of Chemistry and Textile Chemistry, AVVM Sri Pushpam College, Thanjavur, G. Chandramohan and K.G. Prithvi of the Textile Manufacturers Exporters Association.
TUV Rheinland helped 13 home textile manufacturing units get the necessary training and consultancy With experience gained from the programme TUV Rheinland was all set to offer the expertise to individual home textile production units.
TUV Rheinland helped 13 home textile manufacturing units get the necessary training and consultancy
With experience gained from the programme TUV Rheinland was all set to offer the expertise to individual home textile production units.