Pay attention to the new edition of international ecological textile standards five changes

- Feb 02, 2018-

In January 2018, the international environmental textile association released the latest edition of the oeko-texstandard100 ecological textile testing standard and limited value requirements. After a three-month transition period, the new standard will take effect on April 1, 2018. The new standards refer to the existing laws and regulations in the world, and the supervision of harmful chemical residues in textiles has been further tightened through new investigation of substances and strict control of the limited value.

Compared with the 2017 version, the latest standard for regulation of harmful chemicals has been further upgraded, and five major changes have been made. First, some existing restrictions on chemical substances have been further tightened. Short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCP) and stricter ortho-phenyl phenol (OPP) limited value, such as for ortho-phenyl phenol, in the limited value of the product level I changed from 50 mg/kg to 10 mg/kg, the limited value of the product level II - IV changed from 100 mg/kg to 25 mg/kg, down 5 with highest degree of tightening. Second, new restrictions on chemicals have increased. In the new standard "other residual chemicals" project, the new addition of phenol, bisphenol A and limited value standard. In addition, the new "monitored" substance, quinoline, has not been specified. This means that in the process of applying for eco-textiles certification, the quinoline will be randomly tested and the results will be provided to the applicant for reference. Third, the range of similar chemicals is expanded. "Residual surfactant wetting agent" project, alkyl phenol and alkyl phenol polyoxyethylene ether limited value remains the same, but the phenol class expanded to heptyl phenol, branched and linear and amyl phenol; The number of "carcinogenic dyes" has risen to 18, five more than the 17 version. In addition, the "sensitized dye" limit was increased by one species to 22. Fourth, textile color fastness index and China. New ecological standard products in the class I water resistant fastness requirements from the original "level 3" to "3-4", so with mandatory standards in our country "GB18401-2010 national textile product basic safety technical specifications" for infants and young children require implementation. Fifth, to increase transgenic biological testing for organic cotton products. Organic cotton is about two or three times more expensive than normal cotton. Since organic cotton does not use gm seeds, the new standard will increase the testing of gmo (CMO) for organic cotton products.

"Oeko-tex" is the recognized authoritative ecological textile standard in the global textile industry, and the product is known as "confidence textile". Each year because of its continuous refer to different countries and organizations in the latest laws and regulations and standard requirements in the field of textile, and revised in time, so many big buyers in Europe and the United States will be Oeko - Tex Standard100 standard product procurement technology as the basis. Have Oeko TexStandard100 certificate of ecological textile market, obvious advantages, not only have open market, and price is 20% 30%, higher than ordinary textiles to emphasize product ecological safety has become a new trend of international textile trade. However, due to the fact that our country has not completely removed from the middle and low-end textile products, we need to pay more attention to the certification of textile ecological security, and do a good job in promoting the work.

Compliance with international ecological and environmental standards is one of the important means of strengthening the competitiveness of textile enterprises. Therefore, relevant textile enterprises must not be vague. Here, inspection and quarantine department suggested that textile enterprises should timely understand the latest edition of the Oeko - Tex Standard100 parameter requirement of the standard, to improve the production process as soon as possible, strengthen product ecological security checks, do it for a rainy day, with the international pace. At the same time, in the hope that China's textile enterprises to actively through ecological authentication in order to enhance recognition of the products in the international, will enhance product added value and technology content as the premise of international competition, thus ensuring the safety of China's textile products into the international market.