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The following articles are trade articles so the general public never gets to see them. I would be surprised if more than 20 percent of the recipients like me read much of the articles. I happen to read articles that pertain to product such as insulations or chemicals, they always pique my interest.

PrimaLoft, Inc. Announces ISO 17025 Certification in its Latham, NY Laboratory

Internationally recognized testing standard validates procedures, results; enables military-grade testing


OCT 20, 2020

LATHAM, N.Y. (September, 2020) PrimaLoft, Inc., the leader in advanced material technology, is pleased to announce today that it has earned ISO 17025 certification. The certification process includes comprehensive system audits that cover every aspect of testing. Meeting ISO 17025 certification standards demonstrates that a lab operates competently and generates valid results, promoting confidence in its test work, globally.

I am always amused when I read that primaloft claims to be “the leader in “advanced” material technology.” The leader in the field of insulations is selling since about 1987 what I sold when I got into the insulation business in 1961.

"The certification process to achieve ISO 17025 certification is demanding," said Mike Joyce , president and CEO of PrimaLoft. "Each individual in our testing laboratory must be wholly dedicated to the pursuit of quality testing. By scrutinizing our procedures at every level, we assure that our customers are receiving superior client service and the highest quality testing services."

I fail to understand exactly what they are testing and what is it for. This is never explained but they are now a certified isoq7025 company.

ISO 17025 is a quality management system standard that was developed by the International Organization for Standardization, which is an association of governmental and nongovernmental organizations from many countries. The ISO 17025 standard is utilized to certify quality management systems that focus on continuous improvement, customer satisfaction and the active involvement of both management and employees in a process-based approach to delivery.

Who at iso knows about the products being tested and knows what the components are and why someone would use one component versus another component? I fail to understand the last sentence in this paragraph.

“This certification allows our lab to provide certain in-house testing capabilities that would have previously called for working with third-party facilitiies,” Joyce said. “These capabilities will first be focused on military programs, with plans to expand our accreditations further, to better serve our variety of industry segments. This process really shows the dedication of our lab team to quality management and ensures we are able to deliver quality results to our partners.”

All of this accreditation is to show the military (Natick) how terrific they are. Of course, they got rid of the 3rd party because the third party wants money for their work, whatever what might be.

PrimaLoft has full, world-class laboratories in Latham, NY and Xiamen, China committed to delivering the highest level of quality service to its partners while making continuous improvements to processes.

Beats me why they have these laboratories, but they are trying to make their chopped staple fiberfill product better. That falls the impossible. Like the old expression “you cannot make a silk purse out of a pig’s ear”!

Chemicals groups unite to boost sustainability


Seven chemical companies have launched Sustainable Chemistry for the Textile Industry (SCTI) and have committed to working together to advance chemistry knowledge in the textiles and leather industries.

Archroma, CHT Group, Huntsman, Kyung-In Synthetic Corporation (KISCO), Pulcra Chemicals, Rudolf Group and Tanatex Chemicals will support brands, retailers and manufacturers in their sustainability journey by sharing knowledge and by providing training and tools.

Rohit Aggarwal, SCTI chairman and president of Huntsman Textile Effects, said: “As the global textile and leather industries strive to become more sustainable, chemistry solutions have a defining role to play. Sustainable chemistry enables brands, retailers and manufacturers to better protect the well-being of factory workers, local communities, the environment and, ultimately, consumers.

“But while meaningful improvements are possible, no one company can achieve the shift to sustainability on its own. This is the impetus for SCTI.”

SCTI is also developing a global sustainability standard for chemical products used in the industry, along with a supporting assessment tool that covers all aspects of the products, from hazards through to environmental, ecological and social impacts.

It said the aim is to help the industry produce more sustainable textile and leather end products for consumers through cleaner and more transparent supply chains that use less water and energy and produce less emissions and pollution.

Seems to me all these chemical companies are striving to cause the manufacturers of textile materials or garments to buy into accepting their chemicals washed into their fabrics. Just what we need. They don’t understand the world I live in in the USA has a growing population of chemically sensitive people.

Nike Air Force 1 GORE-TEX
GORE-TEX waterproof technology upgrades a Nike classic with an inner sleeve that keeps your feet warm and dry.

one of my readers sent this ad to me. I told him I am quite sure this sneaker was not sanctioned by the US Air Force. Here nike is continuing to promote the lie about goretex. Nike has never tested this sneaker because if they had they would have learned the wearer(s) of the sneaker always have wet feet.  

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