UK’s Technical Absorbents becomes OEKO-TEX certified

January 11, 2023 - United Kingdom

UK-based Technical Absorbents Ltd (TAL), manufacturer of washable superabsorbent fabrics, has attained OEKO-TEX certification for its washable fabric technology. TAL has received interest from several companies in the reusable hygiene market looking to create new or improve their current range of period and incontinence products over the past year.

TAL has been developing its washable superabsorbent fabric product offering for some time—with further innovative grades in the final stages of validation for launch later this year. The fabrics, a blend of its own Super Absorbent Fibre (SAF) and other components—have been engineered for use as the absorbent core in reusable hygiene garments. Once integrated within the final product, they provide elevated levels of absorption and retention so that the wearer can go about their daily life with confidence, according to a press release by TAL.

“With the reusable period and incontinence sector experiencing significant growth, the next step for our superabsorbent washable fabrics was to strive for OEKO-TEX certification,” explained TAL product development director John Rose. “This has now been achieved for the main fabric we currently sell into this sector, and we are delighted to be able to use the OEKO-TEX 100 mark on this grade moving forward. The fabric was tested under Product Class 1—this class includes products for babies and has the strictest requirements and limit values.”

“All of our washable fabrics contain the same individual components and so we can now assure our customers that they shouldn’t encounter any issues should they need to get their final products tested. All individual components were evaluated to the OEKO-TEX 100 certification,” added Rose.