International Environmental Textile Association Releases 2018 New Rules

- Mar 26, 2018-

At the beginning of 2018, the International Environmental Textile Association released the latest edition of STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX, updating the testing standards and limit value requirements of existing product certifications. The standard will come into effect on April 1, 2018 after a three-month transition period.

Other chemical residues in the leather standard added bisphenol A and aromatic amine aniline and limit value standards; quinoline and phenol will be “monitored”. New standards for bisphenol A, phenol and aniline and limit value standards for other chemical residues in standard 100, amyl and heptylphenol incorporated in the "residual surfactant wetting agent" project, alkylphenols and alkylphenol polyoxyethylene The ether limit value remains unchanged. It also increased the detection of azo dyes and the identification of transgene (GMO) components in organic cotton products, and reduced the SCCP and OPP limits. Water fastness in product grade I (textiles used by infants and children under 3 years of age) requires an increase from the previous "Level 3" to "Level 3-4." At present, many large buyers in Europe and the United States have adopted the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 as the technical basis for product procurement. The ecological textile market with the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certificate has obvious advantages. The Oeko-Tex standard certification can effectively avoid countries such as the European Union and North America. The barriers to trade help China to make a smooth landing in the high-end markets in Europe and America.

The Shaoxing area is an influential textile industry gathering place in the world. However, local textile and clothing companies mainly focus on low-end and middle-end textile products. The number and sales volume are the primary considerations, and there is a need for continuous improvement in textile ecological safety certification and quality improvement. Pay attention. The inspection and quarantine department recommended that relevant companies should, on the one hand, understand the requirements of various types of textile products in a timely manner, self-check production materials and processes, strengthen product ecological safety and quality checks, avoid losses due to technical barriers, and actively participate in various standards. Certification to gain access to the international market, to ensure the safety of textile products into the international market, increase product value and technical content, and lay the foundation for the long-term good development of the company.