The FRETWORK (Flame Retardant Textiles Network Ltd. http://fretwork.org.uk ) FCoGP (Code of Good Practice) aims to ensure that respect of regulations and standards in production of flame retardant textiles conform to the UK Furniture Fire Safety Regulations.
The code means a commitment to demonstrating process control over the textile production process, and not only conformity of the final product to the required fire testing standards. The objective is to ensure that all companies manufacturing or processing textiles in the UK are fully informed about chemicals supplied to them, including those in formulations, conform to COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) and REACH (EU chemicals regulation) requirements. Commitments include ensuring that legal requirements attached to using and applying chemicals are fully understood and properly applied, assessment of use systems and end-uses, updating of information substances, compliance with requirements for end performance. pinfa supports this initiative and will engage in supplying information and engaging its member companies and customers.
FRETWORK Code of Good Practice http://fretwork.org.uk/code-of-good-practice/