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Oeko-Tex update validation specification



          Oeko-Tex reviewed its product needs and, after its 25th anniversary, announced new specifications for some of its plans.Based on continuous changes in the global environment, customer feedback and current normative developments, the company revised the criteria for sustainable textile production (STeP) for three years after the operation of the sewage and public sewage treatment plants Limit. The standard is designed to perpetuate the production facilities of the entire textile supply chain and to use a transparent scoring system.
A new chapter should also be added to the "harmful process that should be avoided". This includes the use of potentially harmful surfactants, sodium hypochlorite (as bleach), and defoamers that may cause damage to the environment.

Oeko-Tex has also developed a new pricing strategy for its green manufacturing label to fully meet market demand. The new pricing for the label issuer offers a smaller label using the package, or a single label option for its product.
In addition, Oeko-Tex's Standard 100 has added new requirements, which will take effect on April 1, 2017, for a period of three months.
In the parameters of perfluorinated compounds and polyfluorinated compounds, a large number of substances have been clearly added or listed in the product category (a) (infant and children's products) and provide limits. Thus, the use of perfluorinated and polyfluorinated compounds in the product category (i) is severely limited and virtually eliminated.
In all product categories, a large number of substances are also included in the list of regulatory softeners (phthalates). Three organotin compounds dipropyltin (DPT), monophenyltin (MPhT) and tetraethyltin (TeET) are now regulated in all product categories. In addition, it is now explicitly prohibited to use the blue colorant Navy Blue for product validation.
Oeko-Tex said that the new regulations on product validation will inform all interested companies as part of an online seminar held on January 25, 2017.
In December (December 2016), with the introduction of leather standards, the company added stable verification requirements, allowing manufacturers and suppliers to pass hazardous substances testing, making their leather products to obtain certification standards

Source: Textile Federation