Institute of Textile Technologies CERTEX issues voluntary "eco5" certificate. Products marked with "eco5" mark under accreditation of Polish Centre for Accreditation AC 175 according to certification program: PRC-4 CERTEX ECO Certyfikacja zgodności – na znak ekologoczny "eco-5" (pdf), of compliance with the criteria of ITT Certex – KT-01-eco-5 Technical criteria of product assessment for "eco5" mark.
We have created technical criteria for the evaluation of textiles for "eco5" mark that include 5 groups of requirements for management of:
Before issuing the "eco5" certificate, we carry certification process, which has to confirm that:
- product ensures safety of the user,
- product is properly marked,
- manufacturer ensures stability of manufacturing process that guarantees meeting requirements specified in criteria,
- manufacturing is realised in accordance with working environment law, ensuring decent working conditions,
- manufacturer takes efforts to reduce negative impact on environment,
- products have good functional properties and do not contain any harmful substances in prohibited amounts.
What do we test?
|#||Parameter||Method of testing|
|1.||Formaldehyde [mg/kg]||PN-EN ISO 14184-1:2011|
|2.||pH value||PN-EN ISO 3071:2007|
|3.||Heavy - metals [mg/kg]|
|Arsenic As||Atomic absorption spectroscopy method|
|Nickel Ni [µg/cm2 week]||PN-EN 1811:2011|
|4.||Chromium VI Cr(VI) [mg/kg]||Colorimetric method|
|5.||Carcinogenic amines released from azo colorants [mg/kg]||PN-EN 14362-1:2012|
|6.||Colour fastness [colour change]:|
|to acidic perspiration||PN-EN ISO 105-E04:2013|
|to alkaline perspiration||PN-EN ISO 105-E04:2013|
|to rubbing dry and wet||PN-EN ISO 105-X12:2005|
|to water||PN-EN ISO 105-E01:2013|
|7.||Pilling||PN-EN ISO 12945-2:2002 (2000×)|
|8.||Dimensional change after washing [%]||PN-EN ISO 5077:2011|
|9.||Pesticides [mg/kg]||The chromatographic method|
|10.||Determination of odours||The organoleptic method|
|11.||Phthalates [%]||The chromatographic method|
|12.||Carcinogenic and allergenic colorants||The chromatographic method|
|13.||Pentachlorophenol (PCP) [mg/kg]||The chromatographic method|
|14.||Organic tin compounds [mg/kg]:|
|TBT||Gas chromatographic method|
Limits depend on the group, to which the product belongs.
Categorisation of products: GROUP A: textile products and textile toys designed for babies and small children (underwear, rompers, bedding, plush toys, flat textiles products etc.) GROUP B: textile products used in direct skin contact (underwear and linen, shirts, blouses, dresses, trousers, hosiery, towels and bath products, textile accessories, etc.) GROUP C: textile products used in direct skin contact (products destined for outerwear: costumes, coats, jackets, decorative products: table linen, curtains, furniture coverings, blankets, duvets, pillows and mattresses, etc.)
You can find details about carrying conformity assessment process in "Conformity assessment programme":PRC-4 CERTEX ECO Certyfikacja zgodności – na znak ekologoczny "eco-5"
You can find forms in Certification ➔ Documents to download.
Ostatnia aktualizacja/Last update: 01.07.2015