Oeko-Tex waives license fee for face masks

With immediate effect, the Oeko-Tex Association has waived the license fee for Standard 100 certification of mouth and nose masks.

With the current demand and expert recommendations to wear mouth and nose coverings in public, Oeko-Tex wants to support continued safety of the population.

General secretary, Georg Dieners, said: “We need to stay together in this extraordinary situation: now and for our future. The crisis challenges many manufacturers who are confronted with a logistically difficult task.”

This industry support follows the process modifications for certificate renewals during the coronavirus pandemic. This adjustment offers an important service for producers of face masks while ensuring continued sustainability and public safety from harmful substances during the corona crisis.

In addition to this, Oeko-Tex has states that renewal of existing certificates can be done without sample submission. However, paperwork must be submitted on time and samples within three months or the certificate will be invalidated.

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