T-ChIP™ Teams With SciVera, Program Available January 22
Elon, N.C.-based T-ChIP™ [Textile Chemical Information Profile] is a new chemical hazard and risk assessment program designed to assist textile and textile chemical manufacturers by providing the latest human and environmental toxicological data on commercial textile chemicals. T-ChIP also conducts verifiable hazard and risk assessments and provides manufacturers a hazard and risk profile for a product’s individual ingredients beyond information provided in a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). The program is set to launch on January 22.
To provide clients with the most complete and reliable data, T-ChIP has partnered with Charlottesville, Va.-based SciVera LLC, creator of an extensive chemical toxicology database. SciVera will provide T-ChIP with the hazard assessment data for ingredients used in commercial textile chemicals.
“SciVera has created one of the most extensive and well respected chemical toxicology databases in the world,” said Dina Dunn, cofounder, T-ChIP. “Through our partnership with SciVera, we provide clients with cost-effective, reliable and thorough analyses using the very best and very latest information available. T-ChIP and SciVera do this work within a confidential framework that protects proprietary formulas and trade secrets, a service never before available in the textile industry.”
In order to protect intellectual property, chemical manufacturers can disclose a detailed list of ingredients found in their products using T-ChIP’s secure portal. T-ChIP then conducts a detailed analysis of those ingredients and generates a hazard/risk assessment report on a product for a client without revealing any proprietary formulation trade secrets.
“The launch of T-ChIP greatly simplifies the product chemical assessment process for the textile industry,” said Joseph Rinkevich, founder, SciVera. “In addition to providing an effective analytical and reporting function, T-ChIP is also a powerful chemical management tool. Each T-ChIP report provides textile manufacturers with a detailed understanding of the hazards and risks associated with their chemical compounds down to the component level, leading to safer processes at the facility and safer products for the market.”
According to T-ChIP, knowing more about the hazards and risks associated with using various textile chemicals can help a manufacturer manage chemicals responsibility, and in turn become a greener manufacturer that produces in a more sustainable manner. In addition, a detailed T-ChIP report allows manufacturers to share information with brands and retailers that are more commonly requiring chemical information from their suppliers.
January 21, 2014