NTA Offers Voluntary Product Environmental Profile

The National Textile Association (NTA), Boston, now offers its Voluntary Product Environmental
Profile (VPEP) reporting format that textile companies and their suppliers can use to record and
share information about chemical products. Developed by a group comprising dyestuff and chemical
suppliers, textile manufacturers, and professional staff of academic institutions and trade
associations representing the chemical, dyestuff and textile industries, VPEP can be used by
textile companies and chemical suppliers to facilitate the efficient exchange of information
necessary to make decisions regarding the environmental impact of textile products and processes,
NTA reports.

NTA offers VPEP as a downloadable paper form free of charge via its website,
www.nationaltextile.org. The organization currently is
designing a software version, which it expects to release soon.

NTA’s Vice President of International Trade David Trumball will make a presentation on VPEP
at the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists’ New England Section Technical
Meeting, to be held Thursday, April 29, at Buskers Pub in Newport, R.I. For more information

April 20, 2010