Web Exclusive | January 2017
Oeko-Tex publishes new regulations
Oeko-Tex has reviewed the requirements of its products and published its new regulations. A large number of new changes will be made to Made In Green, MySTeP, STeP, and Standard 100. Oeko-Tex are independent textile testing institutes working for enhanced product safety and sustainable production in the textile value chain.
The Oeko-Tex Association has established a new price strategy for the Made in Green by Oeko-Tex product label to fully satisfy market requirements. The new pricing offers label issuers the option to use smaller packets of labels, or even a single label for their product to be labelled with Made In Green by Oeko-Tex.
After having been for three years in the market, Oeko-Tex has revised the STeP by Oeko-Tex limit value tables in Annex G1 and G2 of the standard document. These revisions were influenced by ongoing changes in the global environment, input from customers and current regulatory developments. A new chapter has been added in Annex D: “Hazardous Processes That Should Be Avoided”. These processes that are to be avoided include the use of potentially hazardous surfactants, sodium hypochlorite (as a bleaching agent) and defoamers that are potentially damaging to the environment.