The market share of textiles certified under the OEKO-TEX Standard 100 has increased steadily in recent years. Because it enjoys such a high level of recognition and has such a broad impact, the OEKO-TEX certificate has become an excellent marketing tool and is often required by retailers in their terms of delivery.
Help in choosing OEKO-TEX compliant textile auxiliaries, chemicals and preparations is available in the form of the Eco-Passport. Based on independent laboratory testing, this confirms whether auxiliaries are safe from the human ecology point of view, and so offers users additional security. It also means that any problems with obtaining OEKO-TEX certification for the finished products due to the entry of harmful substances in auxiliaries, or to inadequate colourfastness, can largely be avoided.
The catalogue of tests for the Eco-Passport for textile auxiliaries therefore perfectly complements the OEKO-TEX Standard 100.
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Auxiliaries certified under the Eco-Passport have the following benefits:
The auxiliary agent applied to the textile is safe from the human ecology point of view, under the OEKO-TEX Standard 100
The textile manufacturer can expect that the product will not cause any problems when it comes to certification under the OEKO-TEX Standard 100, if the tests described in the Eco-Passport have been carried out on the textile during the preliminary stages
Help in choosing chemicals
Additional security because testing is carried out by an independent laboratory
Key facts - an overview
The Eco-Passport is valid for one year
An application for renewal must be submitted before it expires
Costs are calculated on the basis of the documents that are submitted
Certification takes place in two stages:
1. Advisory stage and checking of documentation
2. Test and certification stage
The following auxiliaries are not covered by the issuing of an Eco-Passport:
Biologically active products