New limit value for total fluorine

We would like to inform you that OEKO-TEX® will be introducing a limit value for total fluorine instead of the previously used limit value for extractable organic fluorine. 

This limit value of 100 mg/kg will apply to STANDARD 100, ECO PASSPORT, LEATHER STANDARD and ORGANIC COTTON and will take effect on 01.01.2024. 

The widespread use of PFAS in the textile and leather industry makes it important to act fast, especially considering the threat those chemicals pose to human health and the environment. 

Moreover, this allows OEKO-TEX® certificates to stay compliant with the US regulations on PFAS.