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12th Edition of Restricted Substances List published by AAFA

Please find below the latest version of the Restricted Substances Testing published by AAFA last week on March 29, 2013.
A summary of the incorporated changes Release 11 – October 2012 to Release 12- March 2013 are mentioned on page 58 for your reference.

Tti- Resource Centre / restricted substances list- AAFA March 2013

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Tti Corporate News / US CPSC Scope Enhancement – Restricted Chemical Testing

Valued Customers ,

 It is a pleasure to share that US Consumer Product Safety Commission has further enhanced Tti’s CPSC accredited testing scope for Restricted Chemical testing in Pakistan.

In Addition to the Largest Internationally Accredited ISO/IEC 17025 Testing Scope, Tti is now the only conformity assessment body of Pakistan with the Largest CPSC Approved testing scope for Consume Safety testing.

Links to the publications on the US CPSC Internationally approved Lab directory and the Pakistan National Accreditation Councils internationally approved testing scope are also mentioned below for your reference.

CPSC Internationally Accredited Lab Directory- CPSC Web Portal

ISO/IEC 17025 Testing Scope- PNAC Web Portal

We are confident that this milestone would pave the path in bridging the gap between manufacturing and international compliance, increasing the value of the Pakistan goods in the competitive global market.

We at Tti are looking forward to become your one stop solution provider for your total testing needs.

Feel free to contact us in case you need any further information about our services.

Best Regards,

Hamed K.Lateef


Textile Testing International

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Tti-Corporate News: Textile Testing International acquires Cleaner Production Centre CPC Laboratories Sialkot

Date: November 28, 2012

SIALKOT: Textile Testing International has recently acquired Cleaner Production Centre (CPC) Laboratories Sialkot after signing an MoU with Pakistan Gloves Manufacturing and Exporters Association (PGMEA) with the aim of insuring that the Leather Industry of the country is abreast with the upcoming challenges of Quality and Consumer Safety Compliance.

The acquisition was formulated taking  in confidence , The Executive Committee PGMEA (Session 2011-2012) chaired by Mr.Khurram Asim Khan, including other prominent dignitaries of the Sialkot Industry.

The Merger Project Tti-CPC Laboratories will be a one stop solution provider for the total testing needs of the Leather Industry, by offering globally recognized and internationally accredited testing services catering to wide range of International Testing Standards and Regulatory Requirements including the testing of Restricted Substances chemical testing, CE Marking, EN ,OEKOTEX,REACH and US CPSC.

Tti-Textile Testing International, which has been serving the industry since 1995 and has the honor of being the only ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited Testing Laboratory of the region providing the largest accredited testing scope for textiles, Apparel and Leather testing. In Addition, Tti was the first Lab accredited by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for Consumer Safety Testing in Pakistan.

Speaking at the MoU signing ceremony, the Chief Executive Officer of Textile Testing International, Mr.Hamed K. Lateef expressed his gratitude on the merger and said that the current developing scenario demands the entire supply chain of the Industry, especially the Gloves & Leather industry to comply with the International standards of Quality and Product Safety. While highlighting the Imperative position of Sialkot in the Exports of the country, Mr.Hamed K. Lateef said that the new merger project “Tti-CPC Laboratories” coupled with the existing Physical & Environmental Testing services of CPC would allow the entire industry of the Country to use the tool of Testing and International Compliance to Add more Value to their products, resulting in the building the Buyer’s confidence and International Reputation of the Pakistani Products.


Following is an outline of the Tests which would be offered by the merger project:

  • Restricted Chemical Testing                                                                   (Phthalates, AZO dyes/ Banned Amines, Formaldehyde, Chromium, Lead, Nickel Heavy Metals etc)
  • EN 388, EN 420 , EN 71
  • CE Marking Testing
  • Leather Strength Properties
  • Leather Color Fastness Properties
  • Leather Performance Properties
  • Leather Chemical Testing
  • Textile and Apparel Testing
  • Industrial Effluents / Waste Water Testing
  • Drinking Water Testing
  • Environmental Testing


For Further Information,  Please contact

Sarim Mehmood (Business Development Manager)

Ph: 042 111 786 001     Email:

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Tti’s Online Newsletter- Testalks (Sep-Oct 2012 Issue)

Click on the link below to view the latest edition of Tti-Testalks Online Newsletter.

Testalks (Sep-Oct 2012)

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Tti Shifts to a Brand New Testing Facility

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Tti’s Online Newsletter- Testalks (May-June 2012 Issue)

Click on the link below to view the latest edition of Tti-Testalks Online Newsletter.

Tti-Testalks May-June 2012 Issue

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The importance of developing a Product Safety Compliance Management System

 (By Hamed.K.Lateef, CEO Textile Testing International)

Does only relying on test reports insures compliance?

The answer is a big No!

Conformity is guaranteed only when the entire supply chain is compliant. It is only possible when a thorough management program is there which at least includes the steps such as understanding the requirements, raw material management, process control, supply chain/ accessories surveillance and of course Testing, without which a compliance program cannot be completed .

It is important to ensure that all the materials and chemicals placed in the production line are in compliance, knowing that conforming products cannot be made by raw materials that inherently do not meet the product safety requirements.

Compliance check can be performed by testing or requesting similar information from the supplier. If the information is not available from the raw materials supplier, it is advisable to carry out a test beforehand or when the materials reach the facility storage area. Make sure that the materials going to be tested should be taken from the same batch of material for production.

Information in the test report should be interpreted carefully as testing can be “fact finding” or “blind believing”. Always bear in mind that test report shows only the presence/concentration of the restricted substance requested by the sample submitter, therefore the plastic button with a ‘Pass’ test report for Lead does not mean it complies with other product safety requirements. It is detrimental to the business if the sourcing department does not review the report content but just rely on ‘Pass’ on the report front page.

If the manufacturer is confident that all materials used for production meet the product safety requirement, it is still advisable to test some of the finished products. Theoretically, the finished products should be in compliance since they are made with materials that meet the requirements, yet there may be unavoidable contamination or unforeseeable manufacturing process defects that affect the product. Random testing of the bulk products makes it possible to detect these problems. Testing is not the only way to manage product safety, yet a perfect compliance program should always contain a reliable and authentic testing. 

It is a means to validate both the program and the end product compliance. The percentage of the material/product tested can be adjusted according to the program needs – use testing as a tool to add value to your product safety management program.

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