OEKO-TEX® International Environmental Textile Association, as in previous years, issued the latest OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 Test Specimen and Limited Value Requirements for Textile Hazardous Substances Testing, effective January 1, 2012, April 1 New requirements begin to be implemented. The reassessment of the test parameters is based on the current market and product development, newly discovered requirements for toxic substances and new regulations, as well as REACH regulations, including the inclusion of REACH's list of substances of concern in 2011 related to textile production Of harmful substances.
OEKO-TEX® test items are updated as follows:
According to the current version of the list of REACH candidate substances and the current consensus, wet spinning fibers and coatings will detect N-methylpyrrolidone and dimethylacetamide projects. Two chemicals are included in the "solvent residue" under the new project, the limit value does not exceed 0.1% of the weight ratio.
In addition, the relevant samples need to detect four new incorporation of plasticizers: two C6-8 branched chain alkyl phthalate, di-C7-11 branched chain alkyl phthalate, dihexyl phthalate , Dimethoxyethyl phthalate. These will be incorporated into existing phthalate projects. The total limit value requirement will remain unchanged at 0.1% of the weight ratio.
API, NPEOs (1-9), OP, OPEOs (1-2) will also be included in the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certification requirements for the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 Environmentally Friendly Production Site Certification Framework for APEO .
The following limited values apply to all four product levels:
A) NP: 100 ppm
B) OP: 100 ppm
C) NPEO (1-9) s: 1000 ppm
D) OPEO (1-2) s: 1000 ppm
Tests are implemented as of the new standard. In order to give enterprises sufficient time to adjust the standard production, allowing manufacturers to have a transition period, the exact effective date of April 1, 2013. This does not apply to OEKO-TEX® Standard 1000 certified companies as they meet the required standards.
For leather products with a grade IV, the amount of extractable chromium is 10 mg / kg. Differs from the usual amount of chromium required for textiles based on the best available technology available on the market today. The use of such leather products will not be toxic to the human body.
The new requirements and the latest application forms for the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 are available for download from the Internet. Domestic companies can obtain the Chinese version from the TESTEX representative.
In addition to the new test parameters, the worldwide OEKO-TEX® certified product quality monitoring ratio will expand to 20% of the annual certified products, the current minimum monitoring ratio of 15%. In recent years, an average of 18% of the certified products from the store to buy back the test monitoring, the cost of all by the OEKO-TEX ® International Environmental Textile Association. OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is subject to special product certifications such as tents, baby carriages, office chairs or backpacks.