The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a final ruling that will enable the marketing of textile products under seven additional generic fibre names from next month. 

Effective 5 November, the rules and regulations under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (Textile Rules) will require marketers to, among other things, place a label on each covered textile product disclosing the product's generic names, the percentages by weight of its constituent fibres, and the name of the country where the product was processed or manufactured, according to international trade law firm Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg (ST&R).

Section 303.7 of the rules lists the generic fibre names and definitions the FTC has established through its textile petition process and incorporates by reference the generic names and definitions set forth in the ISO 2076 standard.

According to ST&R, the FTC has updated the register to now incorporate the most recent version of that standard, which added seven generic fibre names not defined in the previous standard: chitin, ceramic, polybenzimidazole, polycarbamide, polypropylene/polyamide bicomponents, protein, and trivinyl.