Precision Fabrics Group Chooses OEKO-TEX® Certification for Therapeutic and Protective Fabric Collections
"OEKO-TEX® certification give our customers added assurance that the fabrics we provide are tested for harmful chemicals and made to the high standards they expect from PFG," says Dr. Terry Montgomery, Vice President of PFG's Woven Division. "We selected OEKO-TEX® certification for its up-to-date catalog of concerning substances, its rigorous testing procedures, and its global recognition."
PFG renewed certification on three of its woven fabric lines. DermaTherapy® fabrics are used in therapeutic bedding for people who suffer from atopic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis and night sweats. The fabrics are smooth and wick moisture to provide a skin-friendly surface for sensitive consumers. Pristine® fabrics are made into anti-dust mite bedding encasements for consumers suffering from asthma and allergies. Unlike some other barrier fabrics, Pristine fabrics are soft, breathable, and durable. PFG also secured certification for its Integrity® fabrics which are used in industrial and pharmaceutical clean room protective apparel. This engineered fabric line provides contaminant protection and features other value-added benefits such as antimicrobial and ESD properties.
"These fabric collections are used in applications where harmful substances could compromise product performance and consumer satisfaction," continues Montgomery. "With OEKO-TEX® certification, we know — and our customers know — that these fabrics are safe for the people who ultimately use them."
Another benefit of OEKO-TEX® certification is the modular nature of the testing process. When PFG's customers want to secure OEKO-TEX® certification for their final products, they get credit for using PFG's certified fabrics, resulting in an easier and less costly certification procedure. PFG and other certified manufacturers are listed in Oeko-Tex's online Buyer's Guide.
Posted May 14, 2013