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NICCA publishes the latest NICCA Positive List (Ver.2) based on the ZDHC MRSL

NICCA CHEMICAL Group – Commitment to the Zero Discharge of
Hazardous Chemicals Manufacturing Restricted Substances List – Ver. 2

  NICCA Chemical Group promises to be responsible for environmental issues as a member of the textile manufacturing supply-chain.

  ZDHC※1, a group of apparel brands has created MRSL※2 to eliminate hazardous chemicals from their supply chain by 2020. 
Accordingly, NICCA has reviewed all products to publish a NICCA Positive List (the “List”) beginning in July, 2015 Ver. 1 which completely fulfill the ZDHC MRSL. The products on the List have no intentional addition of harmful substances restricted by ZDHC MRSL.

[NICCA Positive List]
May 20th, 2016 Released the latest version Positive list Ver. 2

NICCA_Positive List_20160506.pdf

[Past updates]
September 1st, 2015 Released NICCA Positive List Ver. 1.1
July 21st, 2015 Released NICCA Positive List Ver. 1

 The List, Ver. 2, reflects the ZDHC MRSL Version 1.1※3 released on December, 2015. NICCA will update the List whenever ZDHC has updated the MRSL, NICCA produces new products and/or ceases producing any products.
 In addition, products on the List are general sales products. If products you are using are not on the List, please do not hesitate to ask a NICCA sales representative. Please be sure to inquire before ordering since production lead time varies depending on the product.

Yoshihiro Saya
Operating Officer
Assistant Director, Chemicals Unit
May 19th, 2016

※1.ZDHC:Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals
 Participants include Adidas, BENETTON, BURBERRY, C&A, ESPRIT, G-STAR RAW, GAP, H&M, INDITEX, Jack Wolfskin, LEVI’S, Lbrands, LI-NING, M&S, NB, NIKE, PUMA, PVH

※2. MRSL: Manufacturing Restricted Substances List
 Restricted substances and groups of substances specified by ZDHC MRSL (As of December, 2015 Version 1.1):
• Alkylphenol (AP) and Alkylphenol Ethoxylates (APEOs)
• Chlorobenzenes & Chlorotoluenes
• Chlorophenols
• Dyes-Azo (Forming Restricted Amines) ※4
• Dyes-Navy Blue Colorant
• Dyes-Carcinogenic or Equivalent Concern
• Dyes-Disperse (Sensitizing) ※4
• Flame Retardants ※4
• Glycols ※4
• Halogenated Solvents
• Organotin Compounds
• Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
• Perfluorinated and Polyfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs) ※4
• Phthalates-including all other esters of orthoーphthalic acid
• All Heavy Metals
• Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) ※4

※3. ZDHC MRSL Version 1.1

※4. Restricts only individual substances and not the whole substance group

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