Screened Chemistry for Commodity Chemicals



Welcome to the Screened Chemistry for Commodity Chemicals Program

Screened Chemistry Brands are requiring suppliers (i.e., mills, laundries, and other facilities) to screen commodity chemicals used in processes for the presence of ZDHC MRSL analytes.

Over the coming months, these brands will be requiring all suppliers to make use of a fast and cost-effective Screened Chemistry for Commodity Chemicals (“SC for CC”) certification process that these brands have developed for this step in the program.

Scivera (USA) is collaborating with NimkarTek Technical Services Pvt Ltd. (India) to provide cost-effective and efficient screening, scoring, certification, and data management processes for Screened Chemistry Brand facilities. 

The Scivera-NimkarTek process for screening and certifying textile commodity chemicals is authorized by Screened Chemistry Brands.

IMPORTANT: SC FOR CC FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE PAYMENT FOR SC FOR CC SERVICES UNTIL YOU HAVE CONFIRMED SHIPMENT OF SAMPLES WITH YOUR COURIER SERVICE. 

SC for CC PROCESS STEPS

  1. Go to the SC for CC Platform to create a new account and begin the process. You can review the SC for CC Platform User Guide for step-by-step instructions. 
  2. The SC for CC process must be completed by the brand supplier mill/factory, including commodity chemical sampling.
  3. Enter required information into the online form for each commodity chemical from all commodity chemical suppliers. NOTE: If you do not see a commodity chemical used at your facility listed in the SC for CC Platform, please send an email to screenedchemistry@scivera.com requesting it to be added. 
  4. You can save your SC for CC Application Form for completion later. Once you have completed the application process, confirm for automated delivery to Scivera for review and approval.
  5. Scivera will respond via email notification with a quote/invoice and Chemical Sample Group Transmittal document within your SC for CC Platform account.

    NOTE: Do not ship your SC for CC Sample Group until you have received a Unique Order Number (UON#) and approval of your SC for CC Application Form from Scivera.

  6. Review the Scivera SC for CC Sample Transmittal document, which includes the UON# for the Sample Group and information for preparing and shipping chemical samples to the NimkarTek Laboratory.

  7. Prepare a sample of each commodity chemical as per instructions provided in the SC for CC Sampling Guidelines
  8. Pack and ship the commodity chemical samples to the NimkarTek Laboratory.
  9. Track the progress on your SC for CC Sample Group in your SC for CC Platform account.

Questions? Please contact the Scivera Team via support@scivera.com or via the Help/Chat badge in the bottom left corner of this page.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Some commodity chemicals used in textile processes are classified as Dangerous Goods by IATA (International Air Transport Association). See Commodity Chemicals – List 2 below. In accordance with the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulation (DGR), some of these commodity chemicals that are classified as Dangerous Goods by IATA are not allowed to be shipped by air courier even in sample quantities. In some cases, small sample quantities are permitted if certain training, quantity, and packaging requirements are met. Please check with your air courier service for the specific requirements for your country and courier and their supporting services for IATA Dangerous Goods. SC for CC can process quantities as small as 5 ml (5 g for solids). Using these small sample amounts will also reduce shipping fees.

General IATA Dangerous Goods designation can be found on the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for the commodity chemical in Section 14. Exceptions may apply for small sample quantities, but all IATA DGR requirements must be met. Please check with your air courier. It is your responsibility to meet the IATA DGR requirements.

When creating your SC for CC Sample Group in the SC for CC Platform, you must list all commodity chemicals used in your facility. Please indicate any commodity chemicals that are classified as IATA Dangerous Goods by selecting the “IATA DG” check box based on the chemical’s SDS (Section 14) and feedback from your courier service.

 

List of Common Commodity Chemicals

The following commodity chemicals are commonly used in textile processes. The commodity chemicals in List 1 below are not regulated as Dangerous Goods by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and therefore must be sampled and screened for the program. The commodity chemicals in List 2 below are classified as Dangerous Goods by the IATA and should only be sampled and shipped if your facility has personnel trained to prepare samples of IATA Dangerous Goods chemicals and all requirements are met by the courier. Please contact Scivera with any questions. 

SC for CC – List 1

CHEMICAL NAME REGISTRY NUMBER
Acetic Acid less than 10% acid by weight 64-19-7
Ammonium Sulfate 7783-20-2
Citric Acid 77-92-9
Hydrogen Peroxide, aqueous solution with less than 8% hydrogen peroxide 7722-84-1
Magnesium Chloride 7786-30-3
Oxalic Acid 144-62-7
Polyvinyl Alcohol 9002-89-5
Sodium Carbonate (Soda Ash) 497-19-8
Sodium Carbonate (Soda Ash) 5968-11-6
Sodium Carbonate (Soda Ash) 6132-02-01
Sodium Chloride 7647-14-5
Sodium Citrate 6132-04-03
Sodium Metabisulfite 7681-57-4
Sodium Percarbonate 15630-89-4
Sodium Silicate 1344098
Sodium Sulphate 7757-82-6
Sodium Thiosulfate 7772-98-7
Sodium Thiosulfate Pentahydrate 10102-17-7
Urea 57-13-6

SC for CC – List 2

CHEMICAL NAME AND CONCENTRATION REGISTRY NUMBER UN NUMBER
Calcium Hypochlorite 7778-54-3 UN1748
Formic Acid 64-18-6 UN1779
Hydrogen Peroxide, aqueous solution with 20% or more and 40% or less hydrogen peroxide (stabilized as necessary) 7722-84-1 UN2014
Hydrogen Peroxide, aqueous solution with 40% or more and 60% or less hydrogen peroxide (stabilized as necessary) 7722-84-1 UN2014
Hydrogen Peroxide, aqueous solution more than 60% hydrogen peroxide 7722-84-1 UN2015
Hydrogen Peroxide, stabilized 7722-84-1 UN2015
Hydrogen Peroxide, aqueous solution with 8% or more and less than 20% hydrogen peroxide (stabilized as necessary) 7722-84-1 UN2984
Phosphoric Acid, solution 7664-38-2 UN1805
Potassium Hydroxide, Solid 1310-58-3 UN1813
Potassium Hydroxide, Solution 1310-58-3 UN1814
Potassium Permanganate 7722-64-7 UN1490
Hydroxylamine sulphate 10039-54-0 UN2865
Sodium Hydrosulfite 7775-14-6 UN1384
Sodium Hydroxide (Caustic Soda), Solid 1310-73-2 UN1823
Sodium Hydroxide (Caustic Soda), Solution 1310-73-2 UN1824
Sodium Hypochlorite 7681-52-9 UN1791
Sodium Persulfate 7775-27-1 UN1505
Sodium Sulphide 1313-82-2 UN1385

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If my company has multiple factory locations, or multiple suppliers of the same commodity chemical, how many samples are required for screening?

In general the current SC for CC requirements are to draw one sample of each commodity chemical (CC) from each supplier at each factory location.

For example, if the same CC supplier provides citric acid to 3 different factory locations, one sample of citric acid is required from each location (ie 3 samples of citric acid in total).

Furthermore, if a factory sources the same CC (eg citric acid) from multiple traders/suppliers at one or more locations, one sample of the CC is required for each lot/batch sourced from each trader/supplier from each location. Therefore:

  • If you have 3 different citric acid suppliers to a single factory = 3 samples of citric acid required for SC for CC screening
  • If you have 1 citric acid supplier to three different factory locations = 3 citric acid samples required for SC for CC screening

The reason for these sampling requirements is that this SC for CC program is designed to explore the consistency (and potential variability) of CCs from location to location and from supplier to supplier (as well as from lot to lot).

Please let us know if you have any questions on this policy.

What type of sample bottle is required?

SC for CC sampling requires a bottle with the following specifications:

Glass, amber color, “Boston round” configuration, screw-on cap, cap must have liner

Bottles must new, unused, clean and dry.

Bottles should be 5 ml to 10 ml in size. Sample quantities should be in 5 ml amounts. Certain commodity chemicals may require smaller quantity to be acceptable to air couriers due to IATA Dangerous Goods regulations for your country.

Where can I locate the correct SC for CC sample bottles?

Lab equipment suppliers online and in your country can provide the correct samples bottles for delivery quickly.

Local pharmacy/druggist may have new samples bottles available for purchase.

How do I make payment for SC for CC Screening?

Once you have completed your SC for CC account creation and Sample Group set-up, Scivera will review the information and provide feedback. Once your Sample Group application has been approved, Scivera will provide an invoice for all SC for CC services. This invoice will include bank wire transfer fees. If your sample shipment incurs any additional fees (import duty, etc) during delivery, these fees will be charged in addition to the SC for CC services fees noted above. Applicant must pay all fees in full prior to receiving SC for CC screening results.

 

RESOURCES

Download the SC for CC Sampling Guidelines

Scivera will generate results for each sample and share via your SciveraLENS® SC for CC account. Scivera will also share results with the requesting Screened Chemistry Brand.

Have questions? Please email screenedchemistry@scivera.com.

Learn about Scivera’s Screened Chemistry Certification for Textile Auxiliary chemical products.