MOLD PREVENTION MEASURES
We expect all vendors/agents/manufacturers to be guided by the following measures as well as any extra appropriate mold, mildew, fungus preventive measures at all times, especially during the defined mold/mildew rainy season. These guidelines should help reduce any incidents of mold.
The mold prevention measures have been integrated in the form of an updated MOLD PREVENTION CHECK LIST which will be utilized along with Integri’s factory evaluation audit to ensure the strict implementation by factories.
We have specified the most important and obligatory measures which are defined as mandatory checking items. In case they are not carried out by factories, it will result in automatic failure on Integri’s factory evaluation audit.
Any failure to sustain ongoing, robust mold management practices and associated disciplines that leads to complaints of mold or mildew of product in the supply chain or at Target stores will lead to an assessment of chargeback’s for defective goods.
1. BUILDINGS 工廠建築
1.01 Ensure that roofs and walls (including windows & doors) do not leak.
1.02 Twice a year, all working and storage areas, including walls, floors, ceilings, fans, vents, windows and equipment (exterior and interior) must be sanitized with bleach water or Formalin. A thorough cleaning is also required after any factory flooding.
1.03 Any discolored walls should be bleached and repainted.
2.01 Recommend checking the moisture content of incoming materials with a moisture meter, especially anything that is textile, coated textile, or leather.
2.02 All raw materials, components, accessories, shoes must always be put on plastic pallets at a minimum of 12 cm above the floor and at least 1.5 meters away from windows, covered and sealed against dust exposure.
2.03 Old stock materials and actual production materials must be separated for storage, including semi-finished and completely finished products.
2.04 Production areas must install adequate, functioning de-humidifiers, fans for good air circulation and ventilation. In order to maintain a relative humidity of 50-60%, a humidity gauge and thermometer should be installed so temperature and humidity can be monitored consistently recorded daily.
2.05 Storages rooms must have proper roofs for protection during rainy weather. Ensure factory roofs and walls do not leak.
2.06 Cover or seal materials to prevent dust exposure.
2.07 All storage areas must have internal forced air circulation (fans). Keep windows closed. Do not allow stagnant air.
2.08 All materials must be cycled on a “first in, first out” basis.
2.09 All raw materials inventory must be consumed and replenished timely so that goods do not remain in storage for extended periods.
3. MATERIALS LAMINATION PROCESS 材料貼合過程
3.01 Anti-mold agent to be added to lamination glue or latex before the upper lamination process, and all lamination materials to be cut within two days.
3.02 Post a chart in laminating room showing the correct time & temperature needed to laminate different combinations of materials.
3.03 Cooling fans to be installed in the upper lamination machine to prevent uppers from absorbing moisture after lamination.