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OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 2023 New regulations Release Time:2023-01-14

On January 10, 2023, OEKO-TEX® International Environmental Protection Textile and Leather Association published the update of OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 on its official website, which respectively updated the monitored list, limited value list, SVHC and PFAS. Among them, four substances were removed from the monitored list and two substances were added; PFAS is updated according to the Revised Directive (EU) 2021/1297 of Appendix 17 of REACH issued on August 4, 2021, relate to perfluorinated carboxylic acids (C9-C14 PFCA) and salts and C9-C14 PFCA-related substances whose main chains contain between 9 and 14 carbon atoms. The new regulations for OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 come into effect on April 1, 2023 after a three-month transition period.



The specific updated contents of OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 are as follows:

Substances removed from under observation

Substance

CAS Number

4-Chloro-3-methylphenol (CMC / CMK)

59-50-7

2-(Thiocyanomethylthio)benzothiazole (TCMBT)

21564-17-0

2-Octylisothiazol-3(2H)-on (OIT)

26530-20-1

C.I. Disperse Red 60

92-80-8 /12223-37-9 /17418-58-5

New additions to the limit value catalogue

Chemicals added to the catalogue (Annex 4 and Annex 6) from “Under observation” chemicals.

Pesticides:

Substance

CAS Number

Limit value

Dicofol

115-32-2

0.51/12 mg/kg

Tolyfluanide

731-27-1

0.51/12 mg/kg

Silafluofen

105024-66-6

0.51/12 mg/kg

Carbendazim

10605-21-7

0.51/12 mg/kg

Dichlorophene

97-23-4

0.51/12 mg/kg

Chlorothalonil

1897-45-6

0.51/12 mg/kg

DTTB

63405-99-2

0.51/12 mg/kg

1 For product class I,2 For product classes II - IV

 

Various:

Substance

Substance

Limit value

2,5-Diaminotoluene /

2-methyl-p-phenylendiamine

615-50-9

20 mg/kg

4-Ethoxyaniline / p-phenetidine

156-43-4

20 mg/kg

3,3-Diaminobenzidin

91-95-2

20 mg/kg

2-Methoxy-1-propanol3

1589-47-5

10 mg/kg

1,2-Diethoxyethane3 

629-14-1

10 mg/kg

2-MBT

149-30-4

1000 mg/kg

Solvent Yellow 34/ C.I. Basic Yellow 2

2465-27-2/ 492-80-8

50 mg/kg

3 Only added to Annex 6

New SVHC

Substance

CAS Number

Limit value

Tris(2-methoxyethoxy)vinylsilane

1067-53-4

1000 mg/kg

6,6'-di-tert-butyl-2,2'-methylenedi-p-cresol

119-47-1

1000 mg/kg

N-(hydroxymethyl)acrylamide

924-42-5

1000 mg/kg

PFAS changes

Substance

Limit value

PFNA, PFDA, PFUdA, PFDoA, PFTrA, PFTeDA

and further PFCA each and sum

25 µg/kg

PFSA

250 µg/kg

Partly fluorinated carboxylic and sulfonic acids

250 µg/kg

Partly fluorinated linear alcohols

250 µg/kg

Esters of fluorinated alcohols with acrylic acid

250 µg/kg

Sum of partly fluorinated compounds

250 µg/kg

PFOA related substances

250 µg/kg

Total organic fluorine content from PFAS sources

- General ban of intentional use of PFCs/PFAS in STANDARD 100 (Annex 4-7), LEATHER STANDARD and ECO PASSPORT starting 2023.   

- Start with 10 mg/kg limit value with a 1-year transition period for product categories II to IV. No transition period for product class I.

- PPE will get an exception of the total organic fluorine content.

New under observation

The following substances will be put as“under observation”(Annex 4 and 6)

Substance

CAS Number

Drometrizole

2440-22-0

N-ethyl-2-pyrrolidone

2687-91-4

Wet wipes

The pH-footnote was added to the OEKO-TEX ® STANDARD 100 to allow an exception in the pH range for wet wipes. The new accepted pH range for wet wipes is 3.5 - 7.5.

Link:

1.https://www.oeko-tex.com/importedmedia/downloadfiles/OTS100Standard_01.2023_en_zh-hans.pdf

2.https://www.oeko-tex.com/fileadmin/user_upload/New_Regulations/New_Regulations_2023/New_regulations_2023_STANDARD_100_ZH.pdf



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