Since February 1997, Oeko-Tex Standard 100 has divided the product into four categories, replacing the previous 16 product groups. For the applicant, this type of textile is easier and simpler. The standard is based on the use of textiles to divide the product level, these products include not only the goods to be sold, but also raw materials and raw materials. The different uses and methods of the product constitute the following different grades:
Baby supplies (a class of products)
In addition to leather clothing, all used to make baby and children under the age of clothing clothing, raw materials and accessories.
Direct contact with skin products (category 2 products)
When wearing, most of the material is in direct contact with the fabric of the skin. (Such as: shirt, shirt, underwear, etc.)
Products that do not touch the skin (three types of products)
When wearing, only a small part of the direct contact with the skin, most of the fabric did not come into contact with the skin. (Such as: fill, lining, etc.)
Decorative materials (four types of products)
Used to sew all the products and raw materials, such as tablecloths, wall coverings, furniture fabrics, curtains, interior decoration with fabric, ground cover, window mats and so on.
Enterprises can choose different Oeko-Tex100 certificates according to different needs, including non-color certificate certificate (for fabrics, yarns and other products); color limit certificate; printed fabric without color limit certificate; finished Oeko-Tex 100 certificate Of the application.
Exporters or producers of finished products There are two ways to pass certification, the most economical and fast, and also the better way to ensure that the product does not contain toxic substances is the use of certified product parts such as sewing threads, zippers, buttons, linings, Cloth, etc., will test samples and these parts of the certification certificate submitted to the certification body, the certification body of the test will reduce the sample, the certification costs will be greatly reduced. If the test product using the components are not certified, then all the raw materials used in the product: fabric, lining, buttons, zipper, sewing first and so on to be tested, the cost relative to the previous certification method is much higher.
The International Textile Ecology Research and Testing Association guarantees that Oeko-Tex Standard 100 follows its commitment to trust textiles.