OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 – New Test Criteria and Limit Values for 2016


Zurich (mh/hm) At the start of the year, the International OEKO-TEX® Association has, as usual, published the updated test criteria and limit values for product certification in accordance with OEKO-TEX® Standard 100. The new regulations contained therein come definitely into force on 01 April 2016 for all certifications, following a three-month transition period.

Supplements or changes were made to the following test parameters in the OEKO-TEX® criteria catalogue:

  • Perfluorinated compounds, organotin compounds, softeners/phthalates, pesticides, chlorinated phenols, chlorinated benzenes and toluenes, colourants classified as carcinogenic and which are thus prohibited, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, alkylphenols and alkylphenol ethoxylates as well as flame-retardant substances.
  • The new test parameter “UV stabilisers” was also included in OEKO-TEX® product class IV.

A complete overview of all amendments and inclusions to the 2016 issue of the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100, including a summary of chemical substances, CAS numbers, limit values and background information can be downloaded from the OEKO-TEX® website under the address www.oeko-tex.com/test-criteria-2016.

OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 test criteria: New regulations in 2016 (pdf).