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Liquid X Receives OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Certification

July 7, 2020

Jennifer M. Woodson is a textile expert and consultant in the fashion industry.

Liquid X, an advanced material manufacturer of functional metallic inks based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA has recently received the OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Certification for its particle-free silver ink used for e-textiles. The particle-free ink covers each yarn of a textile uniformly so that the textile is smooth and pliable. These textiles can be used to create products that have built-in health and wellness monitoring.

OEKO-TEX is an organization that has created strict standards and restrictions as it relates to chemicals that can be used during textile processing, as well as what can be found on the final product. If a textile passes the rigorous testing to ensure it is safe for contact with skin, OEKO-TEX will issue a certificate for the textile. The certificates are often used in marketing materials to provide consumers with peace of mind that the material does not use heavy metals or substances that are known to be carcinogenic.

"Liquid X earned the strictest, baby-safe rating, Appendix 4, Product Class 1, certifying that its particle-free silver ink applied on nonwoven polyester fabric meets the human-ecological requirements not only for babies and toddlers up to 36 months (Class 1), but also for direct contact with the skin of anyone older than that (Class 2)."

The metallic inks utilize silver, zinc, and copper metals that are inherently antimicrobial, so it was an easy decision for Liquid X to begin offering antimicrobial textiles during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The ComforTeX general use face-mask is selling for $5.99 on the website (USA Made).