What are Oeko-Tex Eco Passport certified inks?

Maaike de Boer
Maaike de Boer
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Oeko-Tex is a registered trade mark, representing the product labels and company certifications issued and other services provided by the International Association for Research and Testing in the Field of Textile and Leather Ecology (which also calls itself Oeko-Tex for short).

 

ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX®

ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® is an independent certification system for chemicals, colourants and auxiliaries used in the textile and leather industry. During a multistep process, we analyse whether each individual ingredient in the chemical product meets the statutory requirements and that it is not harmful to human health. Both brands and manufacturers value the ECO PASSPORT as credible proof of sustainable textile and leather production.

ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX is a system by which textile chemical suppliers demonstrate that their product can be used in a sustainable textile production. Epson dye-sublimation ink is certified by the ECO PASSPORT. This is an international safety standard in the textile industry. It is certified to be safe for adults and children, including babies.

The certification system ECO PASSPORT is designed for manufacturers of process chemicals and chemical compounds. The leather and textile chemicals certified in accordance with the ECO PASSPORT have been tested for harmful substances in critical concentrations as listed in the ECO PASSPORT standard. The label also gives transparent proof of which articles meet the criteria for ecologically responsible textile and leather manufacture. Once per year, OEKO-TEX® updates the banned substances and limit values and expands them to include new scientific findings or statutory requirements.

Epson DS ink has passed the standards set by GOTS-ECOCERT (08-01219) and OEKO-TEX® ECO PASSPORT.

Want to know even more? Please visit www.ecocert.com and www.oeko-tex.com/ecopass.

 

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