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The test criteria for OEKO-TEX® standards are updated at least once a year based on new scientific information or statutory requirements. As per usual the most important changes are announced in January. All new regulations will finally come into force after a transition period on 1 April 2021.
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At the end of June, the OEKO-TEX® Association published two supplements to OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 to add to its already existing product portfolio. In detail, these include a Supplement for “Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Materials for PPE (as well as for military garments and uniforms comparable with PPE)”, and an updated version of the long-standing Supplement for "Special Articles".
OETI: enlargement of textile chemicals testings The Institute for Ecology, Technology and Innovation GmbH (OETI), Vienna/Austria, broadens the testing program with the new Eco Passport certification for textile chemicals by the Oeko-Tex Association, Zurich/Switzerland. Eco Passport by Oeko-Tex offers textile chemical manufacturers a confidential and independent method to reassure their customers that chemicals, colorants and auxiliaries comply with the industry’s sustainability requirements and initiatives like ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals).
We are pleased to announce that, as of this fall, the OEKO-TEX® Association will introduce a new, standardised design for all brands within the OEKO-TEX® portfolio. This bold new design is currently in use with our MADE IN GREEN product label. This fall, we will achieve a consistently branded look with the design modification of both the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 and the STeP by OEKO-TEX® certification.
Leading provider of antimicrobial and odor absorption solutions for the textile and apparel industries, is the first U.S. company to receive the new ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certification.
Zürich (tm) Consumer demand is growing for home textile products that do not contain harmful levels of dangerous chemicals and are also made in socially and environmentally responsible ways.
ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® offers textile chemical manufacturers a confidential and independent method to reassure their customers that chemicals, colorants and auxiliaries comply with the industry’s sustainability requirements and initiatives like ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals).
An increasing number of OETI’s textile customers are “STeP by OEKO-TEX®“ certified. Among the OETI customers now using the certification system for textile companies are “VOSSEN GmbH & Co. KG”, which exports its high quality towels, bathrobes and bathmats to more than 43 countries worldwide. “Feinjersey Colours und Feinjersey Fabrics GmbH”, which is part of the Feinjersey Group, a globally active network of textile firms. “Arula GmbH” as part of the “Huber Holding AG” with a largely European market and flag and banner producer „FAHNENGÄRTNER“ with national Austrian key accounts like “Blizzard Skies” and the major Austrian bank “BAWAG PSK”. They are not alone: “Roughly 270 companies worldwide are currently undergoing the assessment- or auditing process for STeP or are already STeP certified”, reports Helene Melnitzky, OETI’s Head of Ecology
Global full-service provider for sustainable textiles – Fresh design for Standard 100 and STeP by OEKO-TEX® certification – Closure of OEKO-TEX® certification centre in Germany
The new PPE regulation is published. Council Directive 89/686/EEC (3) was adopted in the context of establishing the internal market, in order to harmonise health and safety requirements for personal protective equipment (PPE) in all Member States and to remove obstacles to trade in PPE between Member States.
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