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Eco Passport VS. STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®

There has been an increasing number of clients asking the difference of 2 safety certificates – Eco Passport by OEKO-TEX®  Vs.  Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX®


This article is to dispel the myth about the suitable certificate to g product safety and sustainability of the Tagless printing inks.


Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX®, of which the label is always seen in the industry, ranks the textile product from Class 1 to Class 4. The more intensive the skin contact of a textile product, the stricter the limit values for each product class.

Product class I: Articles for babies and toddlers

Product class II: Articles used close to the skin

Product class III: Articles used away from the skin

Product class IV: Articles used for home applications

As the Standard 100 was NOT meant to prove the safety and compliance of the inks, some ink suppliers printed the ink on a piece of fabric and submitted for testing.

Standard 100 proves the compliance of the dried pigment on the particular fabric, but not the Tagless inks itself. So we will not find any connection of the Tagless ink in the Standard 100 document.

To correctly prove the safety and compliance of the ink, we should go for the Eco Passport.

Eco Passport is an independent certification for chemicals, colorants and accessories used in the manufacturing of textiles and leather articles. It is recognized as per-certificate. That is, finished garment printed by Eco passport certified ink should be also Oeko-Tex Class 1 compliant.

Softag, as the pioneer of Tagles label printing industry, has been updating the RSL issued by Oeko-tex on the compliance regulation. Not only do we ensure the Delta inks supply to clients are compliant to the buyer, more importantly to secure the safety to the consumer who use the items with our product on.

Safety and compliance are only one of the strength of the Delta inks. Come talk to us now and you would be surprised that such a ink option is waiting for you!

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