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Directive 73/44/EEC

Background

Directive 73/44/EEC provides for uniform methods for sampling and analysis to be used in Member States for the purpose of determining the fibre composition ternary textile fibre mixtures in order to implement Directive 2008/121/EC on textile names, which requires the labelling of the fibre composition of textile products.

Main Provisions

  • The Directive gives rules for the preparation of test samples.
  • It identifies different methods for the quantitative analysis of ternary fibre mixtures.
  • It sets up rules in case no uniform method exists (yet).
  • It specifies proceedings for the adaptation to technical progress.

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