Oeko-Tex Standard 100 in China

In China's Fujian, Zhejiang and Guangdong provinces and other major textile provinces, the certification has been more and more recognized, more and more textile companies involved in foreign trade business began to apply for this certification. However, due to the complexity of the application process, many domestic enterprises have difficulties in the application process, and the rigorous testing process has made it difficult for some enterprises to successfully pass. Therefore, some professional consulting organizations have emerged to guide enterprises to obtain certificates faster and better.


With the popularity and authority of Oeko-Tex Standard 100, domestic textile companies have begun to vigorously develop the international market, which not only improves their own market competitiveness, but also meets the Chinese government's planning for the textile industry!


2014 edition of the new OEKO-TEX Standard 100 standard


On January 13, 2014, OEKO-TEX released the latest revision of the OEKO-TEX Standard 100 standard on its website. The latest standards and limited values still enjoy a three-month transition period, which will take effect on April 1, 2014. The latest regulations in the new version of the standard include:


The regulation of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) will be more stringent. After the implementation of the new regulations, the content of perfluorooctanoic acid will not exceed the following limits:

First level: 50 μg/kg = 0.05 mg/kg (2013 version limited to 0.10 mg/kg)


Second level: 100 μg/kg = 0.1 mg/kg (2013 version limited to 0.25 mg/kg)


Third level: 100 μg/kg = 0.1 mg/kg (2013 version limited to 0.25 mg/kg)


Fourth level: 500 μg/kg = 0.5 mg/kg (2013 version limited value is 1.00 mg/kg)


Four long-chain perfluorinated compounds will be added to the new standard inventory, with the same limits as perfluorooctanoic acid. These four compounds are perfluoroundecanoic acid (CAS 2058-94-8), perfluorododecanoic acid (CAS 307-55-1), perfluorotridecanoic acid (CAS 72629-94-8) and Perfluorotetradecanoic acid (CAS 376-06-7). Since these four compounds have been listed in the REACH Regulatory Substances List (SVHC) by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), OEKO-TEX also immediately included them in the investigation of hazardous substances.

Through these two initiatives, OEKO-TEX has demonstrated its full support for the "ZDHC" initiative to help global brands and retailers achieve complete elimination of hazardous chemicals throughout the production process by 2020. Promise of.


All perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) examined by OEKO-TEX will be listed separately as a substance classification and will no longer be classified as "other residual chemicals".

Testing for alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEOs) will extend to the ethoxylate chain (1-20).

Nonylphenol (NP), octylphenol (OP), nonylphenol ethoxylate (NP(EO)) and octylphenol ethoxylate (OP(EO)) are required in all product grades. More strict:


- Nonylphenol (NP) and octylphenol (OP) total less than 10 mg/kg (2013 version limited to 50 mg/kg)


- Nonylphenol (NP), nonylphenol ethoxylate (NP(EO) 1-20), octylphenol (OP) and octylphenol ethoxylate (OP(EO) 1-20) are less than 250.0 mg/kg (2013 version limited to 500 mg/kg)


By lowering the limit, OEKO-TEX® is taking action to fully eliminate nonylphenol (NP), octylphenol (OP) and alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEO) in textile production. Becoming an industry as part of the "ZDHC" initiative and more activities. The implementation of the OEKO-TEX certification and the implementation of a globally harmonized on-site audit have also helped all OEKO-TEX-certified companies to recognize these environmentally harmful substances and increase their awareness of reducing and eliminating the use of such substances.


l As an extension of pentachlorophenol (PCP) and tetrachlorophenol (TeCP), OEKO-TEX certification will increase the investigation of trichlorophenol (TrCP).


l Dilofen will be included in the list of banned pesticides, and some EU countries have begun to ban this substance.


Among the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) under investigation, seven polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are individually defined with a defined limit value. The total content limit of 24 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons remained unchanged at all product grades.


In Annex XVII of the EU REACH Regulation, which was promulgated in December last year and will be implemented on December 27, 2015, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon compounds have been included, while OEKO-TEX Standard 100 has initiated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the 2014 edition of the standard. Monitoring, this measure once again demonstrates OEKO-TEX® Standard 100's leading position in the testing of textiles and their accessories.


l Regarding plasticizers, diamyl phthalate with CAS number 84777-06-0 will be added to the investigated substances (branched and linear) to make the investigation more complete.


l The requirement for an exception limit of 3% for residual solvents that are currently only available for a particular product will be extended to 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) substances, and the extension of this exception applies to personal protective products. (PPE) pre-spun raw liquid dyed fiber. [1]


2013 Oeko-Tex Standard 100 new standard revision


On January 8, 2013, OEKO-TEX® released the latest OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 textile hazardous substance testing test standards and limit value requirements at its annual meeting. The new standard will take effect on January 1, 2013; Official implementation began on April 1, 2013. Compared with the 2012 version, there are mainly the following new changes:


1. In the future, 8 new polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the candidate certified textiles will be tested, totaling 24. In the specified product category 1 (infant products), the total benzo (a) hydrazine and PHAs are reduced from the original 1.0 mg/kg and 10 mg/kg to 0.5 mg/kg and 5 mg/kg, respectively.


2. Considering the update of the REACH Regulation Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC), dimethylformamide (DMFa) is included in the list of regulated solvents with a limit of 0.1%.


3. The addition of diamyl phthalate (DPP) to the phthalate requirements in the candidate samples will be increased from 11 to 12, with 12 total limits remaining at the previous 0.1% requirement.


4. Taking into account the latest revision of the list of restricted substances in Annex XVII of the REACH Regulation, dimethyl fumarate (DMFu) was added as an additive to the OEKO-TEX® list of regulated residual chemicals and related to the pan>.


5. Adjust the extractable nickel content limit: The adjustment was adjusted for all four OEKO-TEX® product grades. The new limit value for product grade I was reduced from 1.0 mg/kg to 0.5 mg/kg, and product grades II to IV were adjusted from 4.0 mg/kg to 1.0 mg/kg.


6. The original p-octylphenol (OP), nonylphenol (NP), octylphenol ethoxylate (OPEO (1-9)s), nonylphenol ethoxylate (NPO (1-9) The individual requirements of s are changed to the addition requirements, as follows:


OP +NP = 50 mg/kg (equivalent to 0.005 % by weight of the textile)


OP+NP+OPEO(1-9)s+NPEO(1-9)s= 500 mg/kg (equivalent to 0.05% by weight of textile)