MRSL Testing

The industry focus is slowly moving towards the use of cleaner ‘inputs’ rather than treating the finished articles. Brands, Retailers and other stakeholders are expecting chemical suppliers to manufacture cleaner chemicals.

The ZDHC group of Brands have launched the ZDHC MRSL or the Manufacturing restricted substances list. This list comprises restricted chemicals which cannot be detected in the input chemical used during manufacturing.

With this now, several chemical manufacturers and suppliers need to test their raw materials and final chemicals in order to ensure that they comply with the MRSL limits.

Testing of restricted chemicals in input chemicals is a specialist task due to the complexity of chemicals used by the industry. NimkarTek Detox Laboratory has specialists who have expert understanding of the Textiles and Leather industry. Using our ‘Smart Testing’ approach, we are in a unique position to test your chemicals and identify compounds that are likely to cause non-compliances with a reduction in testing costs.

We provide chemical testing for –

  1. Chemical Suppliers who want to test their products
  2. Dye-houses and manufacturers who want to test their chemical inventory
  3. We will help you develop a positive list of chemicals

Our chemical tests –

  • Alkylphenol (AP) and Alkylphenol Ethoxylates (APEOs)
  • Chlorobenzenes and Chlorotoluenes (COC)
  • Chlorophenols
  • Banned Amines from Azo Dyes
  • Carcinogenic Dyes
  • Allergenic Disperse Dyes
  • Flame Retardants
  • Glycols
  • Halogenated Solvents
  • Organotin Compounds
  • Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
  • Perfluorinated and Polyfluorinated Chemicals (PFOS and PFOA)
  • Phthalates
  • Total Heavy Metals
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
  • Short Chain Chlorinated Paraffins (SCCP)

Contact us for more information.