New ISO standard published for footwear manufacturing

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published a new standard named ISO 19577:2019 Critical substances potentially present in footwear and footwear components –Determination of Nitrosamines.

This ISO standard details the determination of 12 different nitrosamines that may be found in rubber used to manufacture footwear.

These chemicals pose a hazard to the individual wearing the shoes as well as the environment such as: Type IV allergy concerns, nitrosamine generation and residual accelerators that can be carcinogenic.

For this reason, ISO has reviewed the guidelines of nitrosamines present in footwear and footwear components, and published ISO 19577:2019 standard to act as a benchmark.

In light of this, Robinson Brothers’ has developed a solution to these challenges –  Robac AS100 – which has been specifically engineered to be completely consumed during rubber vulcanisation to prevent the generation of harmful nitrosamines and zero residue and promises ‘No residue, no hazard, no risk.’

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