FABRICS FAQ : acronyms / abbreviations


Green Textile Acronyms begin with 'T'

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TCLP

Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure - A commonly used test for determining the potential of certain metals and chemicals for their potential to leach out of an unlined disposal site into groundwater at toxic levels; identified in RCRA, 40 CFR Part 261.
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     ACT Glossary

TNS

The Natural Step - An international organization founded in Sweden in 1989 that uses a science-based, systems framework to help organizations, individuals and communities take steps towards sustainability
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     ACT Glossary

TPQ

Threshold Planning Quantity - The amount of an extremely hazardous substance present at a facility above which the facility's owner/operator must give emergency planning notification to local, state and federal emergency planning commissions.
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     ACT Glossary

TPU

thermoplastic polyurethane - A type of polyurethane with notable strength and elasticity that is also less flammable compared to other polyurethane fabrics.
CATEGORY : Fiber, Green
SOURCE :     Brentano, Inc.

TRI

Toxic Release Inventory - An EPA database (available to the public) that contains information on toxic chemical releases and other waste management activities reported annually by certain covered industry groups and by federal facilities. This inventory was established under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA) and expanded by the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990.
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     ACT Glossary

TSCA

Toxic Substances Control Act - The federal statute (of 1976) that authorized the EPA to track the 75,000 industrial chemicals currently produced or imported into the United States. EPA repeatedly screens these chemicals and can require reporting or testing of those that may pose an environmental or human-health hazard. EPA can ban the manufacture and import of chemicals that pose an unreasonable risk.
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     ACT Glossary

TSS

Total Suspended Solids - TSS represents the total amount of solid matter in a representative water sample that is retained on a membrane filter. It includes all sediment and other constituents that are fluid suspended. A commonly used method for measuring water pollution.
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     ACT Glossary