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Certain aromatic amines

In Japan, the control of certain aromatic amines is progressed by Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and will be implemented from April, 2016.
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For certain aromatic amines' testing application, please contact laboratory which is close to you.

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Background of legislation

Nowadays, how to ensure the confidence/ safety of the products and get customers' trust becomes more crucial than before. Since 1992, the use of certain aromatic amines which cleavage from azo and may cause cancer has been banned by Oeko-Tex standard 100. After that in 1994 Germany issued relevant law and regulation. Then EU, China, Korea followed the same trial. In Japan, the control of certain aromatic amines is progressed by Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and has been implemented starting April 1, 2016.

The progress of Japan's legislation

After the law taking effect, products with the usage of more than 30mg/kg of the specified 24 kinds of certain aromatic amines will be banned to sale in Japan.

Object

Textile products

Diaper, Diaper cover, Underwear, Night clothes, Gloves, Socks, Intermediate wear, Outer wear, Cap, Hat, Bedding, Table cloth, Neck accessories, Handkerchief, Towel, Bath mats, Relevant products.

Leather products (including leather-fur products)

Under wear, Gloves, Intermediate wear, Outer wear, Cap, Hat, Bedding.

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What is certain aromatic amines?

Certain aromatic amines are the substances which come from colorants used in textile products and may cause cancer to human beings.
Azo colorants, ones with azo group, take up 70% among all the colorants (dyestuff and pigment) . Among all the azo colorants, some of them may have reaction with human enzymes and reduced to amine. Certain aromatic amines are the 24 kinds of amines which is possible to cause cancer to human beings.
24 kinds of aromatic amines
No. CAS.No. Name
1 92-67-1 4-Aminobiphenyl
2 92-87-5 Benzidine
3 95-69-2 4-Chloro-o-toluidine
4 91-59-8 2-Naphthylamine
5 97-56-3 o-Aminoazotoluene
6 99-55-8 2-Amino-4-nitrotoluene
7 106-47-8 p-Chloroaniline
8 615-05-4 2,4-Diaminoanisole
9 101-77-9 4,4'-Diaminodiphenylmethane
10 91-94-1 3,3'-Dichlorobenzidine
11 119-90-4 3,3'-Dimethoxybenzidine
12 119-93-7 3,3'-Dimethylbenzidine
No. CAS.No. Name
13 838-88-0 3,3'-Dimethyl-4,4'-diaminodiphenylmethane
14 120-71-8 p-Cresidine
15 101-14-4 4,4'-Methylene-bis-(2-chloroaniline)
16 101-80-4 4,4'-Oxydianiline
17 139-65-1 4,4'-Thiodianiline
18 95-53-4 o-Toluidine
19 95-80-7 2,4-Toluylenediamine
20 137-17-7 2,4,5-Trimethylaniline
21 90-04-0 o-Anisidine
22 95-68-1 2,4-Xylidine
23 87-62-7 2,6-Xylidine
24 60-09-3 4-Aminoazobenzene

Testing flow

Reception

Confirm testing part and material (Especially whether disperse dye is used or not)

Testing(for JIS L 1940-1, -3)
flow

How to apply

Mass of sample

10g of every color.

Test Charge

For specific information, please contact our local laboratory.

Turnaround time

Turnaround time is 5 work days.
* For more detail, please contact with our laboratories.

For certain aromatic amines' testing application, please contact laboratory which is close to you.

| Oeko-tex laboratory | Tokyo | Osaka | Shanghai | Nantong | Renminlu |
| Yantai | Dhaka | Jaipur |

* All our business sites can receive testing requests.
For specific information, please contact the nearest laboratory.