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OEKO-TEX®: no certification fee for face masks

April 20, 2020

Media Contact

Inga Bleyer, OEKO-TEX® Press and Public Relations

OEKO-TEX® Association Genferstrasse 23 8002 Zürich Switzerland

Zurich, April 20, 2020 – With immediate effect, the OEKO-TEX® Association will waive 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. “We need to stay together in this extraordinary situation: now and for our future,” said General Secretary Georg Dieners. “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 Corona 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.