Textile Eco-friendly Certification Increased Concern

- Nov 20, 2017 -

From the recently held 2012 eco-textiles and dye chemical quality and safety technology symposium held in Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province, it is learned that with the growing concern about the safety of textile and apparel in the international market, more and more domestic enterprises are constantly strengthening the textile, Garment used in the production process of dyes, auxiliaries and finished products of toxic and hazardous substances in the residual safety control. At the same time, energy-saving, low-carbon, low-energy production process will also become an inevitable trend.

According to statistics, in 2011, Oeko-Tex International Association of Oeko-Tex issued Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification to enterprises in 48 countries around the world. Among them, 43% of certified companies from Europe, 56% of Asian companies. Among them, Mainland enterprises in 2011 received a total of 2,093 certificates of Oeko-Tex Standard 100, ranking first in Asia. 799 in Turkey and 648 in India. Bangladesh is growing rapidly with 533 accreditation certificates. In addition, 531 in Hong Kong, China, 350 in Pakistan, 340 in Japan and 216 in Taiwan were at a high level of certification. To ensure that the quality of certified products continues to meet stringent certification standards, TESTEX, the official representative body of Oeko-Tex International Environmental Protection Textile Association, stepped up quality control and sampling inspection of Oeko-Tex certified products this year, The sampling ratio will be increased from 15% of certified products throughout the year to 20%. Sampling results show that the most common product failure rate of color fastness, including: color fastness to saliva, perspiration color fastness, color fastness to rubbing and several other indicators. By strengthening the sampling and supervision of enterprises, remind enterprises to strengthen the control and testing of related quality.

At the symposium, insiders pointed out that with the EU legislation starting to impose aviation carbon tax on all airlines entering the country in 2012, the future international market is likely to set energy consumption and environmental protection in the processing of industrial products in the future trade in industrial products Stricter and more stringent requirements require manufacturers to provide quantitative indicators of energy consumption, water consumption, carbon emissions and carbon footprint of products during the production and processing. Manufacturers of substandard products will be required to purchase carbon tax. Although this trend is still far from reality, the development of textile production technology towards more energy-efficient, environmentally friendly and low-carbon emissions is imperative.