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STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® new regulations 2019

From: 中鼎检测 Date: 2019-01-09 Tits: 823 Times

On January 2, 2019, the OEKO-TEX® Association as usual updated the applicable testcriteria and limit values for product certification in accordance with STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®. The new regulations will come into effect after a three-month transition period on April 1, 2019. The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® already covers the requirements of the new “REACH Annex XVII CMR legislation(Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/1513)”.

Through the above requirements, OEKO-TEX® intends to raise awareness of potentially hazardous substances in textile products and accessories among textile manufacturing chain companies. OEKO-TEX® certified products and suppliers will face more stringent requirements. CTT reminds enterprises to pay attention to the updating of harmful substances, and strengthen the cooperation with professional testing organizations to prevent subsequent risk efficiently.

Some important changes for STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® are as below.

New added substances:

Further new substance additions to Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX®:

ØThe siloxanes D4, D5 and D6 as well as diazene-1,2-dicarboxamide (ADCA);

ØAt the group of phthalates (softeners) the substance dimethylphthalate(DMP) has been additionally included;

ØThe substance benzene and four amine salts have been included and limit values have been defined;

ØFor the substance quinoline, which has been under observation by OEKO-TEX® since 2018, the limit value has been fixed;

ØDisodium octaborate and the medium chain chlorinated paraffins (MCCP) have been newly added;

ØThe requirement is stipulated for all product classes with “sum of SCCP and MCCP”;

ØIn addition, a requirement has now been made with regard to the extractable part of the metals barium and selenium.

Tightening of limit values:

In Annex 4, stricter limits are required for substances including flame retardants; formaldehyde, aniline, TECP, NMP, DMAc, DMF. Likewise, higher requirements are also made to formaldehyde, aniline, phthalates (softeners), alkylphenols(APs), alkylphenolethoxylates(APEOs), per- and polyfluorinated compounds(PFCs) in Annex 6.

New under observation:

In 2019 two new product groups will be under observation: glyphosate and its saltsas well as the carcinogenic N-nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances. Glyphosate products in particular, currently the quantitatively most important ingredient in herbicides, received a lot of media attention during 2017 and 2018 and were the subject of fierce controversial debates around the world.

For more detailed information on new substances and other changes, please refer to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®.

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