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GB 18401 :  CHINA STANDARD FOR TEXTILES 

The GB 18401 standard is intended to control hazardous substances in textiles products, to improve the quality and finally to enssure the population safety and health. The standard also ensure compliance with the general safety and thechnical speciffications for décorative clothing and textiles sold in China.

SMT Laboratoire d'essais assist you with the exportation of your products by performing the compliance tests according to GB 18401 China Standard.

The standard split the textile products in three categories : 
  • Product for babies and children
  • Product with direct contact with skin.
  • Product without direct contact with skin.
Requirements
  Product for babies & child Product with direct contact w/ skin
Product without direct contact w/ skin
Formaldehyde (mg/kg)
  ≤ 20 ≤ 75 ≤ 300
PH   4.0 to 7.5 4.0 to 8.5 4.0 to 9.0
Colour Fastness Water Grade ≥ 3-4 
 

Grade ≥ 3 Grade ≥ 3
  Acid sweat
Grade ≥ 3-4 
 

Grade ≥ 3 Grade ≥ 3
  Alcaline sweat Grade ≥ 3-4 
 

Grade ≥ 3 Grade ≥ 3
  Dry rubbing  Grade ≥ 4 Grade ≥ 3 Grade ≥ 3
  Saliva Grade ≥ 4 Grade ≥ 3 Grade ≥ 3
Cancer-causing  aromatic amines Banned
Banned Banned Banned
If one of these requirements is not respected, the product can neither be manufactured nor sold in China.