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Precision Fabrics Group Chooses OEKO-TEX® Certification For Therapeutic And Protective Fabric Collections

GREENSBORO, N.C. — May 7, 2013 — Precision Fabrics Group (PFG), maker of value-added, woven and non-woven technical textiles for performance applications, has selected OEKO-TEX® Standard 100, a comprehensive textile product safety certification program that ensures textiles are tested for chemical substances which are believed to be harmful to human health. OEKO-TEX tests for more than 300 concerning substances such as heavy metals, carcinogenic dye stuffs, pesticides, and formaldehyde. The certification is independent and voluntary and is a component of PFG's comprehensive commitment to quality, product safety, and responsible manufacturing.
"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

Source: Oeko-Tex