HARMFUL SUBSTANCES

AITEX’s dedicated team of technicians are specialists in the detection and identification of harmful substances which may be present in textile fabrics: one of the team’s goals is the installation and management of health and safety systems in textile manufacturing companies to control the quality of the products they produce.

The core objective is to create an awareness of existing health and safety legislation and to promote a culture of compliance among manufacturers and their suppliers, to ensure that the products leaving the factory are safe to sell and use. Another goal is to help the manufacturer establish their own Product Health and Safety Standard based on their individual needs and obligations and to define a control system for high-risk articles which is fully compatible with the company’s business model and which, rather than harming the business, empowers it.

Current legislation establishes a series of requirements for a textile product depending on its composition and type. At AITEX we assess and advise companies on how to identify the risk parameters of their products in order to reduce the number of tests which need to be performed to ensure the safety of the product, and to comply with the laws of the countries where the article is sold.

Examples of harmful substances and:

  • Aril amines, azoic dyes
  • Formaldehyde
  • Phenols
  • Phthalates
  • Nickel
  • Lead
  • Cadmium
  • Chrome VI
  • Short-chain chlorinated paraffin
  • Dimethyl fumarate
  • Carcinogenic dyes
OEKO-TEX®

The OEKO-TEX® International Community is a group of 16 prestigious textile research and control institutes from Europe and Japan, with representation and points of contact in more than 60 countries: AITEX is the representing institute in Spain.

OEKO-TEX® enables consumers and companies to protect our planet by making responsible decisions. Currently OEKO-TEX® offers the following services:

 

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