Testing

The activity of analysis, testing and textile research is one of the sectors of specialization in which the Group has the greatest experience and authority, as certified by the many accreditations and collaboration with the most important names in fashion. Through its laboratories in Italy, China and Bangladesh and the strategic partnerships in India and Pakistan, Brachi is the guarantor for the quality of the textile and tanning industry. What makes the difference is the customized approach to the service: there are no standard tests, but tests made to measure depending on specific requirements.

Consulting

Brachi's consulting services range from the technical and regulatory aspects of quality control to the technical-insurance sector, with activities of support and assistance connected with the settlement of claims. These are integrated services whose common denominator resides in the reliability of the Group. Services oriented toward the maximum professionalism and confidentiality, with high quality standards whatever type of consultation is required. Continuous assistance guarantees the enterprises also in case of urgency.

Sustainability

What do we mean by sustainability and who does it interest? What is a plan of sustainable development and how can a company create it, manage it, and advertise it? What are the best technical and IT instruments to use? Brachi has detailed, concrete answers to all these questions, thanks to the experience it has acquired in the field of product sustainability, in particular, and the network of skills offered with Process Factory to support the companies also at the level of processes and technology.

Laboratories accreditation

The publication of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is expected by December 2017

The publication of ISO/IEC 17025:2017, the new international standard for the accreditation of testing and calibration laboratories is expected by the end of this year. The delay compared to the the planned deadline is due to the decision of ISO/CASCO/WG 44 to release the Final Draft International Standard (FDIS).

PFOA under REACH

New measures from the European Union into force starting from 2020

The European Union has published a set of measures to regulate the use of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and related substances in a wide range of products, under Annex XVII of REACH.
The new law will be implemented in different steps stanting from July 4, 2020.

Titanium dioxide suspected causing cancer

ECHA proposes its inclusion under Category 2

The Committee for Risk Assessment of ECHA, the European Chemical Agency, has proposed to include titanium dioxide among cancer substances. For its high refractive index, this compound is used in form of white pigment as opacifier of artificial and synthetic textile fibers as well as for dyeing textile products.