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Prioritizing Safety and Comfort: Why Rubber Threads Should be OEKO-TEX Certified

Consumers today are more conscious about the materials used in the products they buy. This is especially true for textiles that come into direct contact with our skin and serve as a protective layer on our bodies. Garments made of bad-quality materials may potentially irritate, cause allergies, and may not be able to retain their quality after multiple uses.


For many companies, selling good quality products does not only mean a significant increase in revenue but also prolonged trust from customers. A good quality product represents the care producers have in their craft, ensuring compliance with national standards and product safety. Getting a certification might be a good idea to reassure customers everywhere that your products are safe and made of good quality materials. For textile manufacturers, OEKO-TEX is a prominent name in the industry.


Close up look at Omnimax rubber thread

So, what is the OEKO-TEX Standard 100?

OEKO-TEX is an independent testing and certification system for textile products that was established in Switzerland. Their rigorous testing standards ensure that all materials used throughout the production process comply with global regulations. The company itself has been a benchmark since 1992 and has garnered over 21,000 companies in its trusted network. It seeks to provide customers with a reliable way to shop for non-hazardous products.


The OEKO-TEX Standard 100 tests manufactured textiles against a list of over 1,000 harmful substances. They divide textile articles into four different classes: babies and small children, skin-contact materials, material without skin contact, and home textiles. Aside from checking for harmful chemicals, they also test for allergy-inducing colorants and synthetic softeners.


Once a company receives an OEKO-TEX certification, they have the chance to expand its network and build new partnerships with retailers, discounters, producers, and more. This certification is reviewed and updated annually, ensuring that companies are still complying with global regulations and standards of garment safety.


Omnimax's OEKO-TEX Standard 100 2023 certificate

What does it mean for Omnimax?

Omnimax by PT Cilatexindo Graha Alam has been producing rubber threads in Indonesia since 1989. The company currently has two production lines that can produce five to ten containers of rubber threads per month. Aside from increasing production capacity, the company also has developed ways to produce fine thread count rubber threads that yield a softer feel to the touch and offer comfort like never before.


Omnimax renewed its OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification in July 2023, which will expire in a year. Having this certification on hand reassures customers that the rubber threads are free from harmful substances, minimizing risks of skin irritation, allergies, and other health problems. Customers who purchase Omnimax threads will also feel more confident knowing their products are made using safe materials. Additionally, OEKO-TEX is an internationally recognized brand, providing Omnimax with a competitive advantage and opening doors to international markets.

When it comes to textiles, prioritizing safety and comfort is essential. You’re most likely wearing these fabrics daily, so it’s a good idea to be aware of what they are made of. If you’re curious about rubber threads and their uses in textiles, visit Omnimax by PT Cilatexindo Graha Alam (www.omnimax.id).

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