Oeko-Tex has updated the applicable test criteria and limit values for testing textiles for harmful substances according for its Oeko-Tex Standard 100. The new requirements, which will come into force on 1 April, follow a regular re-evaluation of the test parameters which are based on current market and product developments, new toxicological findings and new legal requirements. The new limits also take the REACH legislation into consideration as well as the SVHC substances relevant to textile manufacturing which were added in 2011
A new complement to the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 is now also available, on the basis of which it will be possible to certify special products such as tents, prams, office chairs or rucksacks according to Oeko-Tex Standard 100 in future.
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