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.

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.
  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.
  6. Review the Scivera SC for CC Sample Transmittal document, which includes 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. 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 quantity and packaging requirements are met. Please check with your air courier service for the specific requirements for your country and courier. 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. 

When completing your SC for CC Application Form, please list all commodity chemicals used in your facility in Section II of the application form. Please indicate in column “IATA DG” or on the SC for CC web form if the chemical is IATA Dangerous Goods or not (y/n) based on feedback from your courier service.

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. Please check with your air courier.

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.

 

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.

Example List of SC for CC Chemicals requiring screening, scoring, and certification -- Guidance Only -- Other chemicals may qualify as commodity chemicals. Ask Scivera.

CASRN [Commodity Chemical Name]
64-19-7 [ACETIC ACID]
7783-20-2 [AMMONIUM SULFATE]
7778-54-3 [CALCIUM HYPOCHLORITE]
7772-98-7 [CALCIUM HYPOCHLORITE]
77-92-9 [CITRIC ACID]
7722-84-1 [HYDROGEN PEROXIDE]
7786-30-3 [MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE]
144-62-7 [OXALIC ACID]
7664-38-2 [PHOSPHORIC ACID]
9002-89-5 [POLYVINYL ALCOHOL]
1310-58-3 [POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE]
7722-64-7 [POTASSIUM PERMANGANATE]
497-19-8 [POTASSIUM PERMANGANATE]
5968-11-6 [POTASSIUM PERMANGANATE]
6132-02-1 [SODIUM CARBONATE (Soda Ash)]
7647-14-5 [SODIUM CHLORIDE]
7775-14-6 [SODIUM HYDROSULFITE]
1310-73-2 [SODIUM HYDROXIDE (Caustic Soda)]
7681-52-9 [SODIUM HYDROXIDE (Caustic Soda)]
7681-52-8 [SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE]
7681-57-4 [SODIUM METABISULFITE]
15630-89-4 [SODIUM PERCARBONATE]
7775-27-1 [SODIUM PERSULFATE]
1344-09-8 [SODIUM SILICATE]
7757-82-6 [SODIUM SULPHATE]
10102-17-7 [SODIUM THIOSULFATE]
57-13-6 [UREA]