Oeko-Tex Makes Changes To Their Standards
What do you do when Oeko-Tex makes changes to their testing standards? We can tell you what you don’t do. You don’t waste any time finding a way to continue to deliver your product to your customers without sacrificing quality.
Within the last 6 months, Oeko-Tex made changes to their standards that required an update in the way we manufacturer our products due to safety concerns over specific ingredients. The standardized testing agency has established guidelines for the amount of contaminants or materials in textiles that could be considered harmful.
One of the updated Oeko-Tex made in 2011 was in their testing policy for the organic tin compound TOB (Dioctyltin) in textiles like reflective tape. Instead of ‘extractable’ amounts, the total content was tested. Reflective tape manufacturer Sto-Nor Industry, based in Halden, Norway, was found to exceed the acceptable amounts in their reflective tape products.
Loxy achieve all the new standard of Oeko-Tex
So what was our response? We got right to work on research and development to quickly find a suitable alternative. This was the position of all manufacturers of reflective tape, including 3M. We were the first to get a viable product to testing with Oeko-Tex and Loxy was approved to continue operating and selling the new reflective tape.
Making Strides in Reflective Tape
To date, there are a still a number of competitors who are unable to formulate a proper reflective tape design that meets the new Oeko-Tex standards. We have experienced a surge of new clients because our focus on offering a quality, lasting product has never changed. For those in search of the best reflective tape and cannot wait for competitors to catch up, the customers choose Loxy.
According to HåvardSpaniland, our Quality Assurance Manager, “Our ability to certify over a number of our competitors is proof that Sto-Nor can achieve a higher quality, certifiable product in our reflective tape lines. We are continuing our growth as a leader in the industry, and provides us with a distinct edge over our competition.”
No matter what occurs in the landscape of textiles, Loxy has proven that we will stay true to our devotion to produce the highest quality reflective tape and seam sealing tape. Manufacturers and consumers can always trust their safety and visibility to Loxy brand products and garments.