Oeko-Tex® Compliant

OEKO TEX® STANDARD 100 Classes I - IV Edition 02/2017 – 31.01.2017

This textile labelling scheme is now widely recognised as one of the leading symbols of environmental care.  With this in mind we have compiled a list of our products that when applied under the recommended conditions make it possible for the textile article to meet the criteria for Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 Certification. Please contact your local Avocet representative for confirmation of compliance details for the products you purchase.

The following limitations should always be observed when applying for this standard:-

  • The Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 sets out criteria for the human ecological profile of dyed and finished textiles. Textile quality is not just determined by the dyestuff applied, but also by the type and quality of the substrate, pre-treatments, finishing chemicals, auxiliaries and the dyeing methods used.
  • Assessment is based on typical dyeing with regards to the choice of substrate, application methods, recipes, etc. If a dye is used “untypically” for example extremely dark shades, less than optimal substrate quality or incorrect application methods used, then textile qualities may result which cannot be certified despite the dye being classified as “basically suitable.”
  • When extremely dark shades are dyed rub fastness and fastness to salvia and perspiration should always be tested, particularly for baby articles, irrespective of classification.
  • Dyestuffs

    The supplied dyestuffs are suitable for the dyeing of textiles in compliance with EU Directives 2002/61/EC and 2004/21/EC at the highest dyestuff concentrations which may reasonably be used in practice (inc. micro-fibres).

    The requirement on cleavable arylamines of the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 (Annexes 4&5) is met even at the highest dyestuff concentrations which may reasonably be used in practice (inc. micro fibres).

    The dyestuffs do not split off into any of the 24 carcinogenic aromatic amines under the reductive conditions specified in EN 14362-1:2003 or EN 14362-2:2003.

    In addition they do not contain any of the substances which appear on either the UK Red List or the European Union Priority Candidate List.

    It must be appreciated that all dyes contain traces of impurities including heavy metals but the quantities are very small and are within the ETAD limits.

For more information on Oeko-Tex® Standard 100, please visit www.oeko-tex.com

27 May 2014

Breaking news - CETAFLAM® DB9 now registered on Oeko-Tex® as an "active chemical product" under Auxiliaries for flame retardant finish section. 

CETAFLAM® DB9 is approved for Oeko-Tex® Class I - IV.

Read our news section and visit www.oeko-tex.com for further information.

15 July 2015

Avocet Dye & Chemical Co Ltd is happy to annouce that both CETAFLAM® PD 3MW & PD 3300 have as of July 2015 received the Oekotex® accreditation as being an approved “active chemical product”. The products are now included in the list of active chemical products for application in textile and related products. 

CETAFLAM® PD 3MW & PD 3300 are approved for Oeko-Tex® Class IV.

22 February 2016

CETAFLAM® PDP I as of 22 February 2016 received the Oekotex® accreditation as being an approved “active chemical product”. The product is now included in the list of active chemical products for application in textile and related products. 

CETAFLAM® PDP I is approved for Oeko-Tex® Class IV.

Compliance to Banned and Restricted Substance Lists

We can state that to the best of our knowledge none of the restricted or forbidden items on the main leading brands RSL's are present in the products that we currently manufacture and supply. However please contact our sales office should you have any questions about the products supplied.

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