OEKO-TEX® Standard 100

Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 is a normative document, published by the International Association for Research and Testing in the field of Textile Ecology (OEKO-TEX®). As the most widely used requirements on ecological textiles, majority of textiles are tested as per the standard to ensure their chemical safety. Ecological textile standards in countries are also formulated by referring to Oeko-Tex®Standard 100, such as GB/T 18885 Technical Specifications on Ecological Textiles (Chinese Standard).

Applicability

This standard is applicable for textile and leather products and articles of all levels of production, including textile and non-textile accessories.This standard is also applicable to mattresses, feathers and downs, foams, upholstery and other materials with similar characteristics. This standard is not applicable for chemicals, auxiliaries and dyes.

OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 mark

The Oeko-Tex®Standard 100 mark "Confidence in Textiles - Tested for harmful substances according to Oeko-Tex®Standard 100" refers to marking which may be applied to a textile product or to an accessory if the general and special conditions for granting authorisation are fulfilled and if authorisation to use this mark on a product has been granted by an institute or an authorised certification agency (Appendix 1) belonging to the International Association for Research and Testing in the field of Textile Ecology (Oeko-Tex®). The mark "Confidence in Textiles - Tested for harmful substances according to Oeko-Tex®Standard 100" states that the marked product fulfils the conditions specified in this standard, and that the product and its conformity test, as specified in this standard, are under the supervision of an institute belonging to the International Association for Research and Testing in the field of Textile Ecology (Oeko-Tex®).

Contents

Appendix 1: Oeko-Tex®Institutes

Appendix 2: Oeko-Tex®Standard 100 mark

Appendix 3: Packing instructions for sample material

Appendix 4: Limit values and fastness, part 1

Limit values and fastness, part 2

Limit values and fastness, part 3

Limit values and fastness, part 4

Appendix 5: Compilation of the individual substances (pesticides, chlorinated phenols, phthalates, organic tin compounds, arylamines having carcinogenic properties, dyestuffs and pigments classified as carcinogenic, dyestuffs classified as allergenic, other banned dyestuffs, chlorinated benzenes and toluenes, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH),forbidden flame retardant substances, solvent residues, surfactant, wetting agent residues, other chemical residues, PFC's, Perfluorinated Compounds, UV stabilisers)

Test items

Formaldehyde

Extractable heavy-metals

Heavy metals in digested sample

Pesticides

Chlorinated phenols

Phthalates

Organic tin compounds

SCCP

DMF

Cleavable arylamines

Chlorinated benzenes and toluenes

PAH

Flame retardant substances

PFC's ( including PFOS/PFOA)

Colour fastness

UV stabilisers

Volatiles

Determination of odours

Asbestos fibre

 

 

*The above substances do not cover all test items specified in Oeko-Tex®Standard 100. Please contact C&K Testing for the latest version of Oeko-Tex®Standard 100.

Furthermore, Oeko-Tex®Standard 100 sets forth different requirements for four classes (I Products for babies, II Products with direct contact to skin, III Products without direct contact to skin (or with only a little part of their surface in direct contact with the skin) and IV Decoration material) as per different test methods.

C&K Testing can provide professional testing as per the requirements in Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 or at the request of customers. Please feel free to contact test@cirs-group.com or leave us a message if any question. Staffed by experienced specialists, C&K Testing can assure you of the quality and safety of your products by our professional testing services as per different standards. 


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