The new National Standard GB19340-2014 for adhesive for footwear, bags and cases was launched by Standardization Administration of China and General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China on 24th July, 2014. The new standard was put into effect on 1st January 2015, replacing the standard GB19340-2003 and specifying the bonding performance, limits of harmful substances and test method of adhesive for footwear, bags and cases, but not including the primer with special function of surface treatment for shoes, bags and cases materials.
Compared to the old standard, GB19340-2014 stipulates that 1,2-dichloroethane in solvent based adhesive should be a single testing subject separated from other subjects. Besides, the standard has new requirement on water based adhesive including the types and limits of VOCs. In general, GB19340-2014 has a wider scope of application and stricter requirement than GB19340-2003, and closely follows the trend of environment protection.
As the National Hi-tech Enterprise, Good Chemical strictly implements the standard and dedicates itself to the adhesive industry. The company always sticks to this mission by persisting in R&D and marketing and weighs a lot on product and services. In 2010, Good Chemical launched the self-developed water based PU adhesive as well as the supporting products which are well-received by the market. Following that, In 2011, the company launched a series of water based adhesive, including spray adhesive, vacuum membrane press adhesive and chloroprene adhesive, which further filled in the market blank. Now, the water based adhesive system of Good Chemical is stable and mature, and the solvent based without benzene-toluene-xylene has been the core force of environmental-friendly products. The two systems following the eco-friendly trend allowed Good Chemical to be the pioneer in environmental protection. The supreme quality, the strict implementation of standard and the strong product performance let the company take the lead in the industry. Therefore, the launch and enforcement of the new standard has little influence on the company. The high product standard is part of the strategy and plan of Good Chemical, which is to dominate domestic market, advance to global market and go further on the path of rapid development.