Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / New Oeko-Tex certification for vehicle interiors

New Oeko-Tex certification for vehicle interiors

25
Mar '10
Clever safety systems designed to protect vehicle occupants help to minimise health injuries as a result of accidents. At the same time, air in vehicle interiors that is free of harmful substances represents yet another health-related aspect. To this end the Oeko-Tex Association now offers a new certification option for vehicle interiors according to Oeko-Tex Standard 100.

In addition to the current Oeko-Tex tests for harmful substances, it is now possible to inspect textile products, leather articles, foam, polymer components as well as their fibres and nontextile articles, which are used in the automotive industry, for possible emissions of harmful substances. The ÖTI - Institute for Ecology, Technics and Innovation Ltd. in Vienna has developed a simulation process for determining the emission loading in vehicles, and implemented this process into Oeko-Tex Standard 100 as a supplement. The certification can be applied to individual materials as well as complete vehicle interiors, and relates to products of all processing stages. However, the new emissions tests cannot be used for chemicals, dyes and tools, or for assessments of vehicle cargo areas.

Prerequisite for product certification is compliance with the usual Oeko-Tex requirements and specific additional conditions, which result from use in vehicle interiors. The main difference compared to clothing textiles is the emission of volatile organic substances and odours, which depends mainly on the amount of materials used, the air exchange rate as well as the temperature in the vehicle's interior.

Child seats must correspond with the specifications of the Oeko-Tex product class I (baby articles), and materials of normal vehicle seats with those of product class II for articles that come into direct contact with the skin. All other materials for vehicle roofs, hat racks or floor coverings must meet the requirements of product class IV (decoration materials). Where complete vehicle interiors are to be certified, the sum of all materials and products processed for use in the interior space may not exceed certain emission values.

Oeko-Tex Association


Must ReadView All

Pic: XiXinXing / Shutterstock.com

E-commerce | On 11th May 2021

China's e-commerce logistics activities grow in April

E-commerce logistics sector in China showed moderate growth in April...

Pic: Phaustov / Shutterstock.com

Retail | On 11th May 2021

British retail company JD Sports acquires Manchester-based Oi Polloi

British sports fashion retail company JD Sports has acquired the...

Pic: Tufts University

Textiles | On 11th May 2021

Tufts University steps towards sustainability in leather by using silk

Scientists at the Tufts University School of Engineering have created ...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Virtual reality would be the new normal

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Great step towards realising end goal of 'AtmaNirbhar Bharat'

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Social media critical in regeneration of businesses

Sanjay Vakharia,

Sanjay Vakharia

One of the first few Indian denim brands, Spykar, established in 1992, was ...

Alberto Gotti,

Alberto Gotti

Danitech was born from the will of a group of technicians to offer the...

Chendhuran Sundar,

Chendhuran Sundar

It manufactures and retails menswear garments in India under the brand...

Pranesh Sridharan & Berndt Koll, Lenzing

Pranesh Sridharan & Berndt Koll
Lenzing

The Lenzing Group produces Lenzing Lyocell and Modal cellulosic fibres of...

Silverio Baranzano, Fitesa

Silverio Baranzano
Fitesa

Fitesa is a leader in the nonwoven fabrics industry, specialising in...

Hemant Bheda, Arevo

Hemant Bheda
Arevo

Arevo, based in Silicon Valley in California, develops technology to...

Niti Singhal, Twee In One

Niti Singhal
Twee In One

Best known for convertible clothing, Indian brand Twee In One by designer...

Sweta Agarwal, A Humming Way

Sweta Agarwal
A Humming Way

A Humming Way (AHW) is inspired by the old-world regalia of Rajasthan...

Sailesh Singhania, Sailesh Singhania Label

Sailesh Singhania
Sailesh Singhania Label

The Sailesh Singhania label was created to promote handwoven sarees 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

Leave your Comments


May 2021

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


Advanced Search