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China releases updated product standard for bedding

Jan '22
Pic: SGS
Pic: SGS
The Standardisation Administration of China has issued an updated version of its national product standard for bedding - GB/T 22796-2021. This revised standard will become effective from February 1, 2022. Being included in China’s No. 12 announcement on the approved national standards in 2021, this new standard replaces its previous five standards.

This document is applicable to bedding made of textile shell and textile lining, with or without wadding fillings. Similar products can also refer to this document, however, it is not applicable to bedding filled with down and feather, or silk fillings, or bedding for infants aged 36 months or less, SGS said in a press release.

Product quality includes basic requirements, internal quality, appearance quality and process quality. For basic requirements, the product shall comply with the requirements in GB 18401.  Bedding intended to be used by children ages 3 years but not older than 14 years also shall comply with the rules of GB 31701. Wadding fibre for filling shall comply with requirements in GB 18383.

For internal quality, the requirements include fibre content, oil content of filling, mass deviation ration of filling, compression and recovery property, breaking force, bursting strength, pilling property, fluff shedding, dimensional change after laundering, dimensional change after dry-cleaning, colour fastness (colour fastness to light, colour fastness to laundering, colour fastness to dry-cleaning, colour fastness to perspiration and colour fastness to rubbing). Different products have different quality requirements which can be found in GB/T 22796-2021, table 1.

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