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European Union Releases Textile Standards

June 17, 2016

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has released the following textile standards.

EN ISO 18254-1:2016 Textiles - Method for the Detection and Determination of Alkylphenol Ethoxylates (APEO) - Part 1: Method Using HPLC - MS (ISO 18254-1:2016) adopts International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard for the detection of extractable alkylphenol ethoxylates (nonylphenol ethoxylates and octylphenol ethoxylates) in textile products.

EN 16812:2016 Textiles and Textile Products - Electrically Conductive Textiles - Determination of the Linear Electrical Resistance of Conductive Tracks provides a test procedure for determining the linear electric resistance of conductive tracks for textile structures or intended for application in/to textiles. It applies to materials showing ohmic behaviour.

Date of Availability:                 April 27, 2016

Date of Announcement:          July 31, 2016

The standards are in effect beginning October 31, 2016.

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