Everything You Need to Know about OEKO-TEX® 


OEKO-TEX is an international association of independent testing institutes, aiming to guarantee product safety and sustainability in the textile industry. They have been providing testing and certification since its foundation in 1992. In many cases, its standard is more comprehensive and strict than domestic and international standards, and updates yearly to the latest criteria. Now, as a leading independent certification, OEKO-TEX is valued as a symbol of safe textile products. 


Textile products can only be certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX when they have passed the tests by one of the OEKO-TEX institutes in accordance with the general and technical conditions of the standard document. This certification is only valid for 12 months, and an annual test will be conducted by the International OEKO-TEX® Association each year. 


You must know the standard is applicable for textile products as well as accessory materials from all levels of productions. Each component of our products, including the microfiber yarn, sewing thread, fabric and label, must be tested.



Why choose OEKO-TEX® products?


As the textile industry has been competing for product aesthetics and functionality, the application of chemicals has also massively increased, reaching around 8000 different synthetic substances. These chemical additives improve product features in one hand, while leave negative impacts on human health and ecosystem in the other. 


Nowadays clever and environmentally conscious consumers prefer safe products which are neither harmless to their health, nor the environment. OEKO-TEX® is therefore sought out by them as an authoritative proof of high level of product safety. 


OEKO-TEX® keeps a close eye on the updates and news on relative legislation, science and organizations, and then act quickly in accordance with them. Compared to others, it is less likely to have harmful substances in a certified OEKO-TEX® product.


KINGMAX with STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®


We are one of the few microfiber suppliers that are capable to conduct OEKO-TEX® test and successfully pass it. At KINGMAX, it is important to us that our customers have confidence in our products, and therefore their business expands and exceeds competitors. So as a microfiber product supplier, we have taken a step ahead to ensure our products are made from the safest materials possible. 


KINGMAX products labeled as STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® have passed the test and been proven free of harmful levels of toxic substances and harmless to human health. Our microfiber cloths and mops belong to Product Class II under the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® umbrella, which means they can have direct contacts to skin and no worry about safety.



As required in the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® the test program is decided by the institute based on the article group, the requested product class and on the technical information given in the application form. Required tests are carried out according to STANDARD 100by OEKO-TEX® and the testing procedure laid down in “STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®-Testing Procedures.


pH-Value OEKO-TEX® Method 1 (ISO 3071:2020 - KCl)

 STANDARD 100by OEKO-TEX® Product Class II Annex 4#1
PES/PA knitted microfiber fabric white
#3
PES/PA knitted microfiber fabric white
#7
PES/PA woven microfiber fabric Piece-dyed grey
#8
PESWoven tapefor pipingwhite
Number of Tests
2222
 ∙ Aqueous extract[pH]>=4.0 <=7.56.66.76.56.5

Formaldehyde OEKO-TEX® Method 2 - JIS L-1041


STANDARD 100by OEKO-TEX® Product Class II Annex 4STANDARD 100by OEKO-TEX® Product Class II Annex 4STANDARD 100by OEKO-TEX® Product Class II Annex 4STANDARD 100by OEKO-TEX® Product Class II Annex 4STANDARD 100by OEKO-TEX® Product Class II Annex 4
Number of Tests
1111
PFOA and salts Sum/[mg/kg]<75<16<16<16<16

Azo Dyes OEKO-TEX® Method 11.1 (direct) 


STANDARD 100by OEKO-TEX® Product Class II Annex 4#2
PES/PA Knitted microfiber fabric Piece-dyed red
#5
PES/PA Knitted microfiber fabric Piece-dyed green
#6
PES/PA Knitted microfiber fabric Piece-dyed blue
#7
PES/PA Knitted microfiber fabric Piece-dyed grey
Number of Tests
1111
∙ Aniline.    [mg/kg]<50<5.0<5.0<5.0<5.0
∙ o-Toluidine[mg/kg]<20<10<10<10<10
∙ 2,4-Xylidine[mg/kg]<20<10<100.0050.005<5.0
∙ 2,6-Xylidine[mg/kg]<20<10<100.0020.002


Via the homepage www.oeko-tex.com and about the certificate number mentioned on the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® mark information can be obtained. Contact us for more detailed information.