Textilies with dirt and oil repellent function where such a function is required
Dirt and oil repellent textiles can be treated with environmentally and health-hazardous perfluorinated substances, which are limited by the requirement.
- Special contract terms
- Acquisition of textiles during the contract period
In textiles with water-repellent or waterproof function acquired by the supplier during the contract period, the substances listed in the table should not be present in levels above the stated limit value in the table below.
|Substance/substance group||CAS-no||Limit value
|Sum of PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) and its salts||335-67-1||0,025|
|PFHpA (Perfluoroheptanoic acid)||375-85-9||0,1|
|PNFA (Perfluorononane acid)||375-95-1||0,1|
|PFDA (Perfluorodecanoic acid,
|PFUdA (henicosafluoroundecanoic acid)||2058-94-8||0,1|
|PFDoA (tricosafluorododecanoic acid)||307-55-1||0,1|
|PFTrDA (Pentacosafluorotridecanoic acid)||72629-94-8||0,1|
|PFTeDA (heptacosafluorotetradecanoic acid)||376-06-7||0,1|
If the contract terms have been verified with a label, check that there is a valid license for the product in question.
Valid license for any of for example the following labels. This can be checked on each website:
- Ökotex Standard 100 (produktklass I, II, III) 2021-2023
- Nordic Ecolabelling for Textile, hides/skins and leather, version 4 or 5
- EU Ecolabel for textile products 2014/350/EU
- GOTS, version 6.0 (2020) or version 7.0 (2023)
- bluesign APPROVED – BSSL (bluesign system substance list), version 12 or 13
If the requirement has been verified with bluesign a valid certificate can be requested from the supplier. The Supplier can receive a certrificate from its “bluesign system partner” in the supply chain. bluesign APPROVED covers the different textiles. If bluesign APPROVED is used as verification a certificate for each ingoing textile in the product is needed.
If the contract terms have been verified with analysis reports, perform spot-checks on the analysis reports and check that the values are below the requirement limit values for each flourinated substance. Also check that the analyses were performed by an accredited laboratory.
Self-declaration verified by an accredited verification body
If the contract terms have been verified with a self-declaration request the company's self-declaration including technical documentation of compliance that has been verified by an accredited verification body, accredited for the task in accordance with ISO/IEC 17029.
Information about the criterion
In many textile products, water-repellent is the function that is actually needed, see CriterionID 10345"Water-repellent and waterproof function in textiles where such a function is required ".
Requirement for dirt and oil repellent function shall only be used where such a function is necessary. Dirt and oil repellent function may be needed to protect against oil or dirt in, for example, warning clothing during road works. The function is also important to protect against biological and chemical agents; body fluids such as blood, saliva, sweat, urine, vomit and feces, viruses and bacteria, chemical weapons, chemical splashes (may also occur in fires). The function can also be used for "chemical run-off", for example that a Molotovcocktail does not adhere to the textiles.
For PFOA, the limit value is at the same level as in Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), that is 0.025 mg/kg. It is still included in the criterion since there are exceptions for protective clothing until 4 July 2023.
There are currently no accredited verification bodies according to ISO / IEC 17029 (Conformity assessment - General principles and requirements for validation and verification bodies), as it is a relatively new standard. However, this may change, especially if the demand for verifying compliance in this way increases. This possibility is therefore included in the list of possible verifications. More information about the standard is available at www.swedac.se
The version date indicates when the sustainability criterion was created or last updated. Last reviewed dated tells when we last checked that the sustainability criterion still is relevant.
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- Version date
- Review date