Filling Materials General Requirements China Import Package
Filling Materials General Requirements China Import Package
GB 18383 consists of the general safety requirement for filling material used for apparel products importing to China. Different techniques in determining fiber property, hygiene, and skin irritability would be used to determine the fiber quality used in filling material.
SGS’s GB 18383 package is designed for natural or chemical fiber filling samples that are to be used for garment filling, as an additional quality assurance on top of applicable product and fabric safety standard compliance for filled clothing. The standard is not applicable to feather & down filling.
One package price includes ONE (1) test result for each applicable test item. In case the complex product is received which needs more than one test, our customer service team will quote an additional charge upon receiving the actual sample.
If your sample is a complete product, please check our list of product standards available, and add this package on top. If you do not find the desired product standard, or if you are new to China market and hope to check for the applicable compliance standard, please look up Product standard consultancy or contact us. We are more than happy to provide you with the best support and tailormade quotes.
It will be advised in order confirmation email upon purchase
Turnaround Time (working days)
5-7 Days (Regular)
The test items will be adjusted depending on your product type and age range. Only specific test items will be applied to the selected product type, test type and destination market. Detailed test item list will be included in order confirmation email upon purchase.
Textile product means product composed of natural and chemical fibers as main raw material, manufactured by processes such as spinning, knitting and dyeing, combined with stitching and compounding processes. Examples include yarn and textile and finished products thereof.
Some products made of textile are not included in the scope of this standard but may have an alternative standard to comply with. Examples are: Sanitary products that are disposable in nature; Umbrellas, shoes, suitcases or backpacks, etc; and so on. For a full list of examples, please refer to the standard. Please contact us with your product details if any hesitation.
The package price assumes a sample in the fabric stage and includes ONE (1) test result for each applicable test item. If the complex product is received and an additional charge is rejected, customer service team will confirm with applicant that only random ONE part of the product will be tested which may not represent full compliance to the standard. If an agreement could not be reached, SGS reserves the right to reject samples and refund.
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You will receive a test application form, sample requirement and delivery details in confirmation email upon successful payment, please complete the form and send the required sample(s) to our competence center in Hong Kong.
Please contact your dedicated specialist to submit your request. It will be reviewed case by case depending on the order process.
No, you can’t cancel and refund the paid order unless there is a quality or service delivery issue.
Products, composed of natural and chemical fibers as main raw materials, manufactured by process such as spinning, knitting and dyeing, combined with stitching and compounding processes. Examples include yarn and textile and finished products thereof.
– Infant products need to comply with GB 31701.
– List of textile products which is not included in the categories of this Standard :
1 Textile products for construction use such as geotextiles, waterproof linoleum ground cloth, etc;
2 Industrial textile products such as papermaking felts, awning cloth, filtrate cloth, and insulated textiles, etc;
3 Agricultural textile products such as soil-less cultivation ground cloth, etc;
4 Special protection products such as gas proof, radiation proof, high temperature endurance products, etc;
5 String and net products such as fishing net, cables, and climbing cables, etc;
6 Packing products such as sacking and parcel packaging, etc;
7 Medical products such as medicated gauze and bandages, etc;
8 Cloth handcrafted or soft toys;
9 Cloth handcrafted products;
10 Outdoor products such as cloth for advertising light boxes, awning cloths and tents, etc;
11 Sanitary products that are disposable in nature;
12 Umbrellas, shoes, suitcases or backpacks, etc;
13 Carpets, rugs or other floor covers.
A product has to comply with all applicable mandatory standard, plus any committed performance declarations.
According to textile labelling requirement, textile products have to declare the “product standard” and product grade, which would normally contain another set of requirements.
Despite each “product standard” may itself be voluntary (with “/T” which means recommended in Chinese), the declaration is a market norm and makes the declared set of product standard becomes mandatory to some extent.
To put it simple, the minimum compliance would be safety standard + declared product standard.
Safety requirement of category A > category B > category C.
The minimal requirement for skin contact textile is category B, and that for non-skin contact textile is category C.
A stricter standard can be declared on your product, say, you can declare category B for a non-skin contact textile product, but NOT vice versa.
When worn or used, a skin contact product has its surface area in direct contact of human skin. If only a minor part is in skin contact or no contact, the product is classified as indirect skin contact.
Skin contact examples: Underwear, shirts, skirts, trousers, socks, bed sheets, duvet covers, towels, swimsuits, hats.
Non-skin contact examples: Overclothes, curtains, bed linen, wall cloth.