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Sciessent gets Oeko-Tex certification

Sciessent is the first US company to receive the new Eco Passport by Oeko-Tex certification for sustainable textile chemicals.

Sciessent is a provider of antimicrobial and odor absorption solutions for the textile and apparel industries. Oeko-Tex issued the Eco Passport certification for Sciessent’s Lava XL next generation self-regenerating odor control technology.

Eco Passport provides Sciessent a confidential, verifiable mechanism with which to assure its customers that Lava XL meets their strict criteria for environmentally responsible textile production.

Eco Passport by Oeko-Tex analyzes textile chemicals, colorants, and auxiliaries in a two-step process that confirms that the compounds and individual ingredients meet specific criteria for sustainability, safety, and regulatory compliance.

Sciessent was a critical participant in the six-month pilot test of the Eco Passport program. Its input was instrumental in finalizing the Eco Passport verification process and validating that it is a robust and meaningful certification system.

Chemical compounds are checked against the comprehensive Oeko-Tex list of concerning substances. The compounds also undergo laboratory evaluation to ensure that they do not contain unsafe contaminants. Compounds that pass these two phases are granted the Eco Passport by Oeko-Tex certification indicating that the certified textile chemical is safe to use in Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified textile products and in STeP by Oeko-Tex certified manufacturing facilities.