IFTH (French textiles and clothing institute) / OEKO-TEX® labels: a limit value for fluorine is introduced

13 . 12 . 2023

Exclusive representative of the international OEKO-TEX® association in France, IFTH announces the introduction by OEKO-TEX® of a limit value for total fluorine. It will replace the limit value previously used for extractable organic fluorine.

This limit value of 100 mg/kg will apply to the STANDARD 100, ECO PASSPORT, LEATHER STANDARD and ORGANIC COTON labels. It will come into force on January 1, 2024.

The widespread use of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the textile and leather industries highlights the need for rapid action due to the threat these chemicals pose to human health and the environment. Furthermore, this ensures that OEKO-TEX® certificates remain in compliance with American regulations concerning PFAS.

Website: https://www.ifth.org/

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