Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Webinar to review OEKO-TEX Standard 100 updates in US
Webinar to review OEKO-TEX Standard 100 updates in US
31
Jan '13
The International OEKO-TEX Association will offer a free webinar on February 6 at 12:00 Noon EST to review the recently announced 2013 updates to the OEKO-TEX Standard 100, particularly as they apply to U.S. textile products manufacturers, brands, and retailers. Dr. Sam Moore, who represents OEKO-TEX in North America, will moderate the webinar.

The OEKO-TEX Standard 100 is a global certification system which tests textile products for more than 300 potentially harmful substances such as formaldehyde, pesticides, carcinogenic dyestuffs, heavy metals, and dangerous surfactants. The certification is reviewed at least annually to ensure that the standard is current with textile chemistry, medical knowledge, and governmental textile safety regulations. The 2013 updates were announced following the OEKO-TEX General Managers Meeting held in New York in November and will go into effect on April 1, 2013.

Major updates to the OEKO-TEX Standard 100 are as follows:
• Textiles will be tested for eight additional PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) and limit values will be lowered.
• Textiles will be tested for three additional phthalates.
• Limit values for extractable nickel will be adapted to support changing standards in Europe.
• Regulations for problematic APEOs (nonylphenol, octyphenol, and alkylphenol ethoxylates), initially included in the OEKO-TEX Standard 100 in early 2012, will become fully binding in support of the “Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals” initiative.

The OEKO-TEX webinar will cover these updates in depth including the corresponding limit value and test method updates. Dr. Moore will be available for Q&A after his online presentation.

To participate in the lunchtime webinar on February 6, contact Dina Dunn at Dina@blinkready.com.

About OEKO-TEX

Celebrating its 21st Anniversary this year, the International OEKO-TEX Association, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, was founded by the Austrian Textile Research Institute and the German Hohenstein Research Institutes. Currently, its membership includes 15 independent textile research and testing institutes with 67 offices in 60 countries. To date, nearly 120,000 OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certificates have been issued—with more than 11,000 issued per year—and 9,500 companies in 90 countries are working with OEKO-TEX to ensure that their products are tested for potentially harmful substances.

OEKO-TEX


Must ReadView All

RIL petrochemicals’ revenue grows 47.6% in Q3 FY18

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2018

RIL petrochemicals’ revenue grows 47.6% in Q3 FY18

The revenue from the petrochemicals segment at Reliance Industries...

Surat traders want extension of deadline for e-way bills

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2018

Surat traders want extension of deadline for e-way bills

Textile traders in Surat have sought extension of the online e-way...

Retail market share in India to rise to 10% by 2020: Crisil

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2018

Retail market share in India to rise to 10% by 2020: Crisil

Organised retail’s market share retail in India is projected to rise...

Interviews View All

Janak Dhamanwala & Sunil Dhamanwala
Jansun

Moving towards sustainability is also a social change

Smarth Bansal
Colorjet India Limited

We would like to venture more companies into the Indian market

Nitin Soni
Dolphin Jingwei Machines

Taxation policies need to be made simpler

Ravindra Jain, Ashish Baid

Oswal Prints Private Limited has been manufacturing and exporting ethnic...

Urmil Arya

Sushila International, a well established textile organisation established ...

Erik Sy

Manila-based CustomThread is a start-up offering premium custom apparel...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth and...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

January 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.1%
No
13.4%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 97

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.9%
No
28.9%
Skip
7.2%

Total Votes: 97

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.6%
No
9.3%
Skip
3.1%

Total Votes: 97

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
82.5%
No
8.2%
Skip
9.3%

Total Votes: 97


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search