Law regulations

LAW REGULATIONS

Assopiuma has given its contribution to the development of the common market. Through the Italian National Standards Body (UNI), Assopiuma promoted the creation of a Technical Committee in the framework of CEN (European Committee for Standardisation) in order to set up European standards for feather and down. Italy is a major player in this sector, this is why, in 1989, CEN assigned Italy the Chairmanship and Secretariat of Technical Committee CEN/TC 222, “Feather and down to be used as filling material for any article, as well as finished articles filled with feather and down”.
Meanwhile, Italy accepted the convenorship of Workgroup 1, which was to draft standards for feather and down as filling material.

UNI-EN 1161 Feather and down – Test methods – Determination of moisture content
   
UNI-EN 1162 Feather and down – Test methods – Determination of the oxygen index number
   
UNI-EN 1163 Feather and down – Test methods – Determination of the oil and fat content
   
UNI-EN 1164 Feather and down – Test methods – Determination of the turbidity of an aqueous extract
   
UNI-EN 1165 Feather and down – Test methods – Determination of water-soluble chlorides
   
UNI-EN 1167 Feather and down – Method of test for measuring the sizes of quilts filled with feather and/or down
   
UNI-EN 1882 Feather and down – Test methods – Determination of the commercial mass of a lot of feather and down
   
UNI-EN 1883 Feather and down – Sampling in view of tests
   
UNI-EN 1884 Feather and down – Test methods – Determination of the microbiological state
   
UNI-EN 1885 Feather and down – Terms and definitions
   
UNI-EN 12130 Feather and down – Test methods – Determination of the filling power (massic volume)
   
UNI-EN 12131 Feather and down – Test methods – Determination of the quantitative composition of feather and down (manual method)
   
UNI-EN 12132-1 Feather and down – Methods of testing the down proof properties of fabrics -Part 1: Rubbing test
   
UNI-EN 12132-2-A1 Feather and down – Methods of testing the down proof properties of fabrics -Part 2: Impact test
   
UNI-EN 12934 Feather and down – Composition labelling of processed feathers and down for use as sole filling material
   
UNI-EN 12935 Feather and down – Hygiene and cleanliness requirements
   
UNI-ENV 12936 Feather and down – Determination of the permanent deformation after dynamic fatigue stress under constant load
   
UNI-EN 13088 Manufactured articles filled with feather and down – Method for the determination of a filled product’s total mass and for the determination of the mass of the filling
   
UNI-EN 13186 Feather and down – Specification for feather and down filled bedding articles
   
UNI-EN 13536 Manufactured articles filled with feather and down – Requirements for clothing – Light use
   
UNI-EN 13542 Manufactured articles filled with feather and down – Method for determining the compressibility of clothing
   
UNI-EN 13543 Manufactured articles filled with feather and down – Measurement of the water absorption of filling material
   
UNI-EN 13854 Manufactured articles filled with feather and down – Requirements for upholstered parts and cushions
   
UNI-EN 13855-1 Manufactured articles filled with feather and down – Measurement of thickness and compressibility of cushions – Part 1: Test method by rotation
   
UNI-EN 13855-2 Manufactured articles filled with feather and down – Measurement of thickness and compressibility of cushions – Part 2: Test method by oscillation
   
UNI 9212-7 Determination of the fragility of feather
   
UNI 9212-8 Test methods – Determination of abnormal odor
   
UNI 9212-9 Determination of the pH of the aqueous extract of the materials of foam padding
   
UNI 9212-10 Determination of diffuse reflectance in the blue (whiteness)
   
UNI 9212-13 Quantitative and qualitative determination of the composition of the materials of feather manual method
   
UNI 9212-15 Determination of bulk density, compressibility and elastic recovery of materials delayed feather
   
UNI 9212-16 Fabrics for the containment of materials for upholstery foam and fabric for lining: requirements
   
Regolamento UE n. 142/2011 Determination of bulk density, compressibility and elastic recovery of materials delayed feather
   
Regolamento (CE) n.1069/2009 Fabrics for the containment of materials for upholstery foam and fabric for lining: requirements

EXISTING REGULATIONS

Assopiuma guarantees that the products carrying its label comply with the existing safety safety and hygiene requirements, as laid down in the Directive by the Health Ministry:

In compliance with decree D.P.R. 23.01.1975 n.845, feather and down filled products and products filled with any other kind of material of animal origin must carry an irremovable and inerasable label containing the following information:

  • 1. Name and location of the producer and of the selling company;
  • 2. Declarationcertifying that the material has been sanitised and hygienically treated as set out in the existing regulations;

according to decree D.M. 10.11.1976 n.315, feather and down and other filling materials must be sanitised as follows:

  • 1. Sorting;
  • 2. De-dusting;
  • 3. Washing;
  • 4. Centrifuging;
  • 5. Steam-drying (drying temperature: 120-140°C, steaming pressure: 2-3 atmospheres for no less than 60 min).

Note: D.P.R. = Decree by the President of the Republic; D.M. Minister’s Decree