OEKO-TEX Standard 100 is an international certification provided by the OEKO-TEX Association to give to products made from textiles that have been tested for over 100 harmful substances that are dangerous to human health and the environment.
The certification process begins with the company submitting a product for testing. The product is then put through a series of tests that check for the presence of harmful chemicals. If the products pass all the tests, it is certified as OEKO-TEX Standard 100.
OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification is recognized worldwide as a symbol of safety and quality textile products. This is important for products that come into contact with our skin, such as clothing, furniture, and mattress. In addition, the certification provides consumers peace of mind and helps build trust in the company.
OEKO-TEX Standard 100 ensures customers that their product choices are no toxic chemicals that can be harmful to their health, whether from breathing or touching.
Furthermore, OEKO-TEX Standard 100 takes one step further than the US and EU standards in research and development, as they banned some numerous harmful chemicals that can be harmful to the environment and human health, even if they are not yet legal.
Product class 1 This product class is considered to be the strictest class. The products certified in this class are suitable for everyone, even babies aged around 0-36 months can use them.
Product class 2 Products in this class can be directly in contact with the skin to a large extent, such as shirts, mattresses, and underwear.
Product class 3 These products should only be used outside, not in direct contact with the skin, such as belts, jackets, vests, etc.
Product class 4 Products in this class is only suitable for use in finishing, or decorating, such as tablecloths, curtains, carpets, etc.
Thai Polyester carries on OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Product Classes 1, which means our polyester yarn and fiber are suitable for everyone, even babies.
Fiber: Thai Polyester offers both virgin polyester staple fiber and recycled polyester staple fiber with 233,600 tons annually capacity.
Filament: Our annual capacity of polyester filament proceeds both virgin and recycled, are up to 84,000 tons, including Pre-Oriented Yarn (POY), Fully Drawn Yarn (FDY), Drawn Textured Yarn (DTY), and Twisted yarn.
Monofilament: Our firm supplies the best quality of both virgin and recycled polyester monofilament yarns from our manufacturers and suppliers in Asia, America, Europe, and Arabian countries.
Spun Yarn: We are Thailand's biggest Polyester Spun Yarn supplier. We offer Ring-Spun Yarn and OE Spun Yarn in both virgin and recycled polyester.
Check the valid certification here by using the below labels.
Our labels are 11.HTH97652 and 21.HTH90064
TESTEX, the independent partner institute of OEKO-TEX, has tested every fiber and yarn to certify that there are no harmful substances that are dangerous to human health and the environment. Furthermore, children aged around 0-36 months are most sensitive. Therefore, these are some chemicals to test for OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Product class 1 certification.
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers are usually found in mattresses and furniture such as bedding, nap mats, pillows, car seats, etc This chemical can affect long-term impacts like learning and developmental disabilities, low IQ, fertility issues, thyroid disease, delayed puberty, and cancer.
Polyurethane is commonly found in cushions and mattresses. It can cause irritation to the baby's eyes and skin.
Phthalates are found in wallpaper, and personal care. This toxin can cause genital malformations in baby boys, fertility issues, developmental disabilities, and cancer.
Nonylphenol ethoxylates are usually found in clothing, household paints, and toys. This substance can cause hormone (endocrine) disruption and irritation on the skin and eyes.
Formaldehyde is usually found in particleboard and baby personal care products. It can cause irritation on the skin, nose, throat, eyes, and long-term lead to cancer.
As a leading polyester yarn and fiber manufacturer, Thai Polyester is seriously concerned about the effects of toxic chemicals and environmental problems. Therefore, we have committed to various standards such as OEKO-TEX Standard 100, ISO 9001:2015, and Global Recycled Standard (GRS) to ensure that our operation and products are safe for our tribe and Planet.
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