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Exhibition Status Update!

With 3 weeks until SHOWTIME, the 20th Anniversary edition welcomes an All-Star cast of new and returning exhibitors, making up the largest DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR to date. Due to high demand in all product...

Global designers to exhibit at Luxury Br…

Designers from Europe, Middle East and North America will exhibit at the upcoming Luxury Brands Carpet Show. The second edition of the curated Luxury Brands exhibition and designer carpet collection is scheduled to...

H&M to dress Swedish teams for Olymp…

Hennes and Mauritz Group (H&M) will dress the Swedish teams for the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in PyeongChang 2018. The company will create outfits for the opening and closing ceremonies. The collection will...

Saurer to show Allma TechnoCorder TC2 at…

Saurer Technologies GmbH & Co. KG Twisting Solutions, a leading provider of energy efficient solutions for tire cord, carpet, staple, glass filament, and industrial yarns, will present its Allma TechnoCorder TC2 innovative machine...

Cone Denim and Unifi launch S Gene with …

Cone Denim and Unifi have launched the latest in advanced stretch technology - S Gene with Repreve . Combining the advanced stretch technology of S Gene with the superior sustainability and performance of...

Shima Seiki to partake in Premiere Visio…

Leading computerised knitting machine developer, Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd., is set to participate at the Premiere Vision show, a global event for fashion professionals, to be held in Paris, from February 13 to 15, 2018...

Measurably more productive and econom- i…

Even if the winding machine is only responsible for about 10-15% of the energy consumption (compressed air and electrical energy) when considering the classic ring spinning process, these criteria play an important role...

Wool to dominate at Intertextile Shangha…

Some 3,300 exhibitors from around 20 countries covering all apparel fabrics and accessories product groups are expected at the Spring Edition of the industry’s most comprehensive sourcing platform for the spring/summer season, Intertextile...

Oeko-Tex evaluates both extractable & total lead content


Oeko-Tex evaluates both extractable & total lead content

(Germany)

The OEKO-TEX Standard 100 is a global, third party certification for textiles and apparel that ensures these products are tested for more than 300 substances used in textile production that are considered to be dangerous to human health.

Lead is high on OEKO-TEX’s list of concerning chemicals for all textile products which may be candidates for lead content, particularly those intended for children. OEKO-TEX’s limit values for lead content are well below those required by product safety agencies, confirming that OEKO-TEX certified products already comply with regulations like the US CPSC’s Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) and proposed revisions for REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) in the European Union.

The OEKO-TEX limit value for total lead content is 90 ppm (0.009%), equal to the limit for surface coatings or paint as required by CPSIA, and well under the 500 ppm (0.05%) lead metal limit currently under consideration for REACH for consumer articles which can be placed in children’s mouths.

In addition to tighter lead content limits, the OEKO-TEX testing methodology evaluates both extractable and total lead content. Using a controlled sweat solution test, OEKO-TEX simulates the amount of lead that may be dissolved out of a textile product or accessory, providing practical insight into the potential health risks posed by real life use.

In addition to lead, OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification includes testing for other heavy metals, phthalates, formaldehyde, pesticides, carcinogenic dyestuffs, and many other compounds potentially used in the manufacture of textile products.

Updates to the list of concerning substances and test methodologies are issued at least annually in response to developments in textile production technology and chemistry, changes in global product safety regulations, and advances in medical knowledge.

The 2014 update includes revisions to specifically support the apparel and footwear industry’s Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) initiative and other global efforts to increase textile product safety and improve the industry’s environmental footprint.

About OEKO-TEX
The International OEKO-TEX Association, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, was founded in 1992 by the Austrian Textile Research Institute and the German Hohenstein Research Institutes. Currently, its membership includes 16 independent textile research and testing institutes with 52 offices in 60 countries.

To date,  more than 133,000 OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certificates have been issued—with more than 12,500 issued per year—and 9,500 companies in 90 countries are working with OEKO-TEX to ensure that their products are tested for potentially harmful substances. OEKO-TEX also offers certification for sustainable textile product manufacturing facilities with its new OEKO-TEX STeP certification.


OEKO-TEX

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