Lead Content International Standards Of Non-woven Bags

- Apr 21, 2018 -

The amount of lead in the eco bag must not exceed 100 ppm (general requirements for heavy metals in packaging materials)

Due to the ban on plastics, many businesses are using non-woven bags as retail bags, as environmentally-friendly non-woven bags loaded from clothing to food. But is the non-woven bag really environmentally safe?

First of all, non-woven fabrics (Non Woven), also known as non-woven fabrics, are composed of oriented or random fibers. They are a new generation of environmentally friendly materials that are moisture-proof, breathable, flexible, lightweight, non-combustible, easily decomposable, and non-woven. The drug is non-irritating, rich in color, low in price, and recyclable. If more use of polypropylene (PP material) pellets as raw materials, the high-temperature melting, spinning, shop outline, hot-press coiling continuous one-step method of production. It is called cloth because of its cloth's appearance and certain properties. From these characteristics, nonwovens are easily decomposable and recyclable, so they are eco-friendly.

However, the lead content of non-woven fabrics produced by many manufacturers is higher than the standard, making non-woven bags less secure. According to relevant U.S. inspections, many U.S. retailers used non-woven bags with lead exceeding the mark.

The US Consumer Freedom Center (CFC) conducted a sample test on the bags of 44 large retailers. The results showed that 16 of them contained more than 100 ppm of lead (general requirements for heavy metals in packaging materials). These large international chain retailers include CVS (the largest pharmaceutical retailer in the United States), Safeway-Sifvé (one of North America's largest food and drug retailers), Bloom, Walgreens-Walgreen (the largest chain of pharmacy operations in the United States. Business) etc.

In this spot check, the amount of lead in the bags distributed by CVS was the highest, reaching 697 ppm, and was recalled. The main materials for all bags tested are non-woven fabrics. This material is often used to make eco bags and is most likely to contain excessive amounts of heavy metals.

Justin Wilson, a senior researcher at the Center for Consumer Freedom (CFC), said: “Legislators all over the country have been enacting laws and regulations prohibiting the use of paper bags and plastic bags, or have adapted the taxation of such bags, but never expected that such The establishment of the law has led to the widespread use of eco-friendly bags, but this sampling test indicated that these bags contain excessive amounts of lead and cause great harm to the human body.


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