In recent years, environmental protection has become the main purpose of button production. Environmental protection buttons are more conducive to the export of buttons, and they are also more demanding of buttons.
For example, imitation gold electroplated buttons on the market are more popular and the price is lower. Such buttons are usually made of ABS plastic after imitation gold electroplating. In the initial stage of button production, its color is more beautiful, but if the surface treatment of the buttons is not strict , Storage time is slightly longer, it will fade to green, completely changed into another look.
If this kind of button is used on a high-end clothing, often the button will change color before the clothing is sold, which will definitely affect the sales of clothing. So when choosing a button, in addition to the beautiful color and shape, you must also consider how durable the color is (if it is an electroplated button, the quality of 16K gold plating is better). In addition, the eyelet tensile strength of the button must be large.
If there are dark-eye or handle buttons, the wall thickness at the eye grooves should be sufficient. This type of button often takes resin buttons as the main body, and is suitably decorated with various metal or ABS gold-plated inserts and is covered with transparent resin epoxy glue. It looks stable, beautiful, and durable.
However, today‘s buttons seem to be more environmentally friendly. The choice of materials is particularly important. As everyone knows, lead and nickel are heavy metals and are very harmful to the human body. Recently, the Textile Inspection Center of Ningbo Inspection and Quarantine Bureau carried out a total lead test on buttons, zippers and other accessories for garments exported to Europe. It was determined that the total lead content in the resin buttons of this batch of products was as high as 3200mg / kg, and the total lead content in the element part of the dark green resin zipper was 370mg / kg, far exceeding 90mg in the OEKO-TEX Standard 100 standard. / kg limit requirements, as unqualified products.
One is the lead salt stabilizer often used in plastic production. Lead salt stabilizers are widely used in the production of opaque plastic products due to their good thermal stability, excellent electrical properties, and low cost. The second is the lead-containing dyes, pigments and auxiliaries used in the plastic coloring process.
Recently, the position of accessories such as zippers, buttons, belts, and metal fasteners in clothing design has been increasingly emphasized. Especially, some design accessories have been widely used to decorate popular fashion women‘s clothing and casual clothing to improve clothing. Grade and value. However, for the garment industry, the issue of textile export quotas is no longer the main contradiction of the current textile and apparel industry. Instead, new export restrictions that use environmental indicators of product quality as green trade barriers have been replaced. In addition, the environmental protection of clothing is inseparable from the environmental protection of raw materials. In addition to the two functions of practicality and decorativeness, auxiliary materials should also ensure health, safety and environmental protection.
Environmental protection is an indispensable part of button production now and in the future. I hope that everyone in the future will pay attention to environmental protection in every aspect.