Functional Textiles and PPE-Regulations - What is important to know?


Wednesday 13th November 2019

13:45 - 14:45 CET

Expert Talk Area

The new PSA Regulation came into force as from April 2018. It harmonises health and safety requirements for personal protective equipment (PPE) in all EU Member States and removes obstacles to trade in PPE between Member States. With regard to the manufacturing and distribution of functional textiles, it implicated a number of important innovations. The lecture is intended to give an insight into what the PPE regulation is, why it is important in connection with functional textiles and which kind of articles may be affected.

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About the orator

Ms Birgit Jussen

Quality Matters


About the orator

Birgit Jussen, born in 1970, is the owner of Quality Matters – Beratung für Nähtechnik & Qualität – in Düsseldorf/Germany since 2011. She is an officially appointed expert for textile/clothing technology and specialist in textile care. Her job includes the consulting and training of companies across the textile value chain as well as the provision of written technical expertise.  Furthermore, she is an editor for several professional journals.


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Comment by Beth Ford |

Hello Birgit,

I sat through your presentation on PPE regulations and found this to be extremely informational and helpful as our company explores the expansion of our product to be compliant to EU norms.
Would you be able to send your presentation deck for reference?

Thank you,

Comment by Mette Liisberg ANDERSEN |

Hello Birgit. I also attented your PPE regulations expert talk at P.D. I was wondering if you can share your presention ? This would be very helpfull to us.
Thank you.
Best regards

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