Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Unimark secures Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certification
Unimark secures Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certification
20
Jun '08
Unimark, the leader in heat transfer products for apparel, footwear, home fabrics, and other textile categories, announced that it has been granted the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certification.

This acclaimed international eco-label indicates that Unimark will voluntarily test its products to assure they are free from harmful levels of more than 100 substances known to be detrimental to human health.

“As concerns about textile safety grow in the industries we serve, we determined that the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certification was the best method to reassure our customers that our products are safe,” says Steven Anderson, Global Sales and Marketing Manager for Unimark USA.

“Oeko-Tex is well regarded in our European markets and our US customers are expressing interest in certified products, now more than ever, and we're responding.”

The Oeko-Tex Standard 100 is a global certification that guarantees manufacturers, retailers, and consumers that textile products are tested to be free from harmful levels of more than 100 substances that can be dangerous to humans.

The International Oeko-Tex Association's 14 independent facilities test textiles for substances that are prohibited and regulated by law as well as for chemicals that are known to be potentially harmful to humans but are not yet regulated.

The Oeko-Tex restricted substances list (RSL) includes formaldehyde, heavy metals, pesticides, and carcinogenic dyestuffs.

Unimark secured Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certification for its major product lines: the Easy Stretch Series of transfers for demanding stretch fabrics, the Comfort Series of stretch transfers for tagless labels in close-to-the-body items, and Tuff Text rugged transfers for sports uniforms.

Unimark was granted Product Class 2 certification for items that come into close contact with human skin, such as intimates, clothing and bedding, and the more stringent Product Class 1 certification for children's apparel, textile toys and bedding.

“Unimark's leadership in textile safety is commendable,” says Dr. Manfred Wentz, US Director of Oeko-Tex. “Their Oeko-Tex certified transfers not only make the textile items in which they are used more attractive and more comfortable but also safer for the people who wear them.”

Unimark will be displaying its Oeko-Tex certified products at Interfiliere 2008, September 6-8, 2008, in Paris. They will be located in Hall 2 Stand H 16.

Unimark


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 25th Sep 2017

SVP Group to build $300 mn spinning plant in Sohar

ShriVallabh Pittie Industries (SVP) Group, a diversified yarn...

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Sep 2017

Vietnam textile sector to gain if EU FTA gets ratified

Experts feel the Vietnam-European Union (EU) free trade agreement...

Courtesy: Business Wire

Textiles | On 25th Sep 2017

Invista to use ADN technology at joint project in France

Invista, a leading producer of chemical intermediates, polymers, and...

Interviews View All

Angelina Francesca Cheang
MY ANJE

'Consumers in the age-group 21 to 38 are driving the activewear trend'

Asim Dalal
Indo Count Retail Ventures

Today, there is no other emerging market as India, "we make in India and...

Krishnanand Tripathi
Textrade International Ltd

We believe in vocational education for entry-level employees, offering...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

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

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

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

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

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

September 2017

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
74.5%
No
12.8%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

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
61.7%
No
25.5%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

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
87.2%
No
6.4%
Skip
6.4%

Total Votes: 47

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
70.2%
No
10.6%
Skip
19.1%

Total Votes: 47


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