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Testing and certification in the OEKO-TEX® system

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We are holder of an authorization to test and certify products and materials according to the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 and OEKO-TEX® Leather Standard.

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OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100

OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 is a general, internationally accepted unique system for testing and certification of textile raw materials, semi-products and finished products in all stages of manufacture. Its goal is to ensure health safety of the products, free from harmful substances.

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Parameters included among criteria according to the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100

  • special banned azo dyestuffs
  • carcinogenic and allergenic dyestuffs
  • formaldehyde
  • pesticides
  • chlorinated phenols
  • chlorinated benzenes and methylbenzenes
  • extractable heavy metals
  • colour fastness (staining)
  • pH value
  • phthalates
  • organic tin compounds
  • emissions of volatile substances
  • odour
  • biologically active products and flame retardants
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Product classes falling under the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certification

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Product class I

Textiles and textile toys for babies, toddlers and small children up to 3 years of age.

(underwear, baby jumpers, bed linen, …)

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Product class II

Textiles with direct contact to the skin

(bed linen, towels, underwear, shirts, blouses, socks, tights, ….)

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Product class III

Textiles without direct contact to the skin

(sports jackets, coats, filling materials, …)

 

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Product class IV

Home textiles and decorative textiles

(table cloths, upholstery fabrics, mattresses, …)

 

Contact person:
Pavol KOPEČNÝ, MBA

Representative for OEKO-TEX® Standard 100


Tel.: +421-41-50 01 754
E-mail: pavol.kopecny@vutch.sk

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OEKO-TEX® LEATHER STANDARD

OEKO-TEX® LEATHER STANDARD is a general, internationally accepted unique system for testing and certification of leather and leather products in all stages of manufacture. Its goal is to ensure health safety of the products, free from harmful substances.

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Parameters included among criteria according to the OEKO-TEX® Leather Standard

  • special banned azo dyestuffs
  • carcinogenic and allergenic dyestuffs
  • formaldehyde
  • pesticides
  • chlorinated phenols
  • chlorinated benzenes and methylbenzenes
  • extractable heavy metals
  • colour fastness (staining)
  • pH value
  • phthalates
  • organic tin compounds
  • emissions of volatile substances
  • odour
  • biologically active products and flame retardants
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Product classes falling under the OEKO-TEX® Leather Standard certification

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Product class I

Articles for babies, toddlers and small children up to 3 years of age.

(leather clothing, leather gloves, sheepskin, furs etc.)

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Product class II

Articles with direct contact to the skin.

(leather trousers, leather underwear etc.)

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Product class III

Articles without direct contact to the skin

(leather vests, fur coats with lining, leather handbags, leather waistbands etc.)

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Product class IV

Decorative and upholstery materials.

(upholstery leathers, leather for automotive applications etc.) 

Contact person
Ing. Mária HÚŠŤAVOVÁ

Head of analytical and environmental laboratory and head of colouristic laboratory and representative for LEATHER Standard by OEKO-TEX®


Tel.: +421-41-72 34 948
E-mail: hustavova@vutch.sk

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General information about OEKO-TEX®

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Basic document of the international certification in the OEKO-TEX® system is STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® in which product classes with limit concentrations of harmful substances are defined.

Since 2018 the standard is further specified according to the appendixes, so called Appendix 4 and Appendix 6, whereby Appendix 6 of the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® involves global campaign of GREENPEACE organisation known as “DETOX TO ZERO”.

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Since 2017 the OEKO-TEX® system of product certification was extended by testing and certification of leather and leather products in all stages of manufacture to ensure that the leather products do not contain harmful substances. Testing and certification of leather products is performed according to LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX®, which is also specified according to the appendixes, Appendix 4 and Appendix 6, where limit concentrations in four product classes (product class I, II, III, IV) are presented.

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Testing and certification in the OEKO-TEX® system

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The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® covers not only chemical substances, banned or regulated by the legislation, but also other substances, which are harmful to health according to the present scientific knowledge. Therefore, a large number of tests must be performed on certification of textile and clothing products in the OEKO-TEX® system; more than 100 harmful substances are examined in several cases. Costs of the tests depend directly on number of performed analyses on the specific products and prices, indicated in the uniform price list of the OEKO-TEX® Association.

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The certification costs include licence fee on the base of which holder of the OEKO-TEX® certificate obtains a generated certificate number and own QR code which is a part of the issued certificate.

Validity of the OEKO-TEX® certificate is 1 year and the manufacturers must ask repeatedly for the tests of their products before the end of the period of validity of the certificate, so that continuous  validity of the certificate as well as continuous listing in the OEKO-TEX® central register for certified products could be ensured.

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Products certified in the OEKO-TEX® system

In general, all textile products in every stage of their processing can be certified according to the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, from threads to finished textiles and finished products.

We test each separate component before the final product may bear the OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 marking. Threads, buttons, zip fasteners and linings are involved.

All parts of a product including prints and coatings of the outer material are tested for harmful substances according to the criteria, applied to them, whether they are children textiles, clothing, home textiles or decorative materials. The OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 label indicates confidence in the product.

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OEKO-TEX® marking of products

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If a product is marked with the OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 label, you can be sure that each component of this product, i.e. every fibre, button and other components were tested for harmful substances and therefore the product is not harmful for a man from ecological viewpoint. The tests are performed by independent OEKO-TEX®  institutes on the base of the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®. Numerous regulated and non-regulated substances, which can be harmful to human health are taken into account during the tests. Limit values of the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® exceed national as well as international requirements in many cases. Criteria of the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® are updated at least once a year and adapted the latest scientific knowledge or legislative requirements.

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It is not easy for the manufacturers and customers to have an overview of legislative requirements and conditions concerning harmful substances every day, OEKO-TEX® makes it instead of you.

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Use services of VÚTCH - CHEMITEX, spol. s r.o.

Contact us with your problem and we shall try to meet your needs. We believe that you will be satisfied with our services like a number of our customers.

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