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Access Standards
015-Towels
Promulgated by President on Sep. 26,2014
1.  Products and items that may be certified:

Face towel, square towels, bathing towels, hand wipes, head towels, palm towels, children's towels, gauze towels, kitchen towels, velour towels, bathrobes, bath skirts, towels and other looped pile textile products.

2.  Special requirements to qualify the product as Made in Taiwan (MIT):

Every manufacturing step of the towel from warping, sizing, dyeing (and printing), to sewing and packaging have been completed in Taiwan.

3.  Product quality inspection standards:

(1) Safety standards

1. Limits to free formaldehyde: Testing methods provided in CNS 15580-1 shall be used. Quality requirements must comply with the rules prescribed in CNS 14940 L1029 (that reference ISO 14184-1-1998). Maximum limit of free formaldehyde is 20 ppm for woven products used by infants and young children and 75 ppm for woven products that come into direct contact with the skin.

2. Does not use any of the prohibited azo dyes: Products must be provided with evidentiary documentation that no prohibited azo dyes prescribed in CNS 15290 L1036 Safety of textiles were used.

(2) Functional standards

1. Width: Control standards of +5.0% to -5.0% according to the rules prescribed in CNS 12915: L3233.

2. Length: Control standards of +5.0% to -5.0% according to the rules prescribed in CNS 12915: L3233.

3. Weight: Control standards of +5.0% to -5.0% according to the rules prescribed in CNS 12915: L3233.

4. Water resistant color fastness (color change and dye contamination): Refer to the rules prescribed in CNS 1494 L3027, and must attain a rating of 3-4 or above to qualify.

5. Wear resistant color fastness (dry rubbing dye contamination): Refer to the rules prescribed in CNS 1499: L3032, and must attain a rating of 3-4 or above to qualify.

6. Wear resistant color fastness (wet rubbing dye contamination): Refer to the rules prescribed in CNS 1499: L3032, and must attain a rating of 3 or above to qualify.

7. Wear resistant color fastness (velour fabrics): Refer to the rules prescribed in CNS 1499: L3032, and must attain a rating of 2 or above to qualify.

(3) Product labeling inspection standards: Products applying for certification must comply with the regulations prescribed in Commodity Labeling Act - Labeling Criteria for Fabrics.

1. For products made locally, the name, telephone number and address of the manufacturer must be shown.

2. Dimensions or size code.

3. Country of origin (the main country responsible for the manufacture of the product).

4. Fiber composition.

5. Ironing and processing methods.

4.  Product category identification principles:

The following verification principle shall be adopted for products with different styles: Changes to production process, changes to material and changes to process recipe.

5.  Quantity of samples to be provided:

Applicants applying for product certification or extended certification shall provide 2 sets of samples at their own expense for quality testing purposes.

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