Press release
Corporate Press
October 28, 2010

K 2010. PRINTEX® SQ meets OEKO-TEX® Standard 100

K 2010, Hall 6, Stand B 28

  • Carbon black pigments from Evonik Industries meet strict health criteria

Color is what makes clothes beautiful. When black is called for, textile manufacturers are keen to use the carbon black pigments produced by Evonik Industries. These pigments are among the most common color additives in plastic fibers as they give textiles and plastics a long-lasting, intensive hue that hardly fades at all, even under strong sunlight.

Based on its portfolio of PRINTEX® L6 SQ, PRINTEX® L SQ, and PRINTEX® alpha SQ, Evonik Industries supplies the market with high-quality carbon black pigments that meet all the requirements of the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100.

These days, dyes are increasingly under scrutiny. Growing numbers of people are sensitive to chemical additives in their clothing. The OEKO-TEX® Standard was introduced as a quality assurance system for textile fibers. This is an independent testing and certification system for textile products at all stages of production. The OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 in particular is a valuable tool in this regard. Products certified in accordance with this specification are compliant with over 100 health criteria. The new carbon black pigments from Evonik Industries fulfill the strict criteria of the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100. The OEKO-TEX® Standard is the best-known independent label worldwide for testing of harmful substances in textiles.

Once again, Evonik Industries is living up to its claims of continually enhancing its products.

About Evonik

Evonik Industries is the creative industrial group from Germany. In our core business of specialty chemicals, we are a global leader. In addition, Evonik is an expert in power generation from hard coal and renewable energies, and one of the largest private residential real estate companies in Germany. Our company’s performance is shaped by creativity, specialization, continuous self-renewal, and reliability.

Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In its fiscal year 2009 about 39,000 employees generated sales of about €13.1 billion and an operating profit (EBITDA) of about €2.0 billion.

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Exceptional solutions in plastics are no exception for us
Working together with its customers and partners, Evonik develops products and system solutions for and with plastics. We thus have a range of services that satisfies market and application requirements.
Evonik is present in all major growth markets around the globe. Its customized products and solutions include raw materials, sophisticated additives and paints, engineering plastics, high-performance polymers, and semi-finished products. They are virtually exactly what is needed for tomorrow’s efficient, sustainable, and environmentally friendly ideas.


In so far as forecasts or expectations are expressed in this press release or where our statements concern the future, these forecasts, expectations or statements may involve known or unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results or developments may vary, depending on changes in the operating environment. Neither Evonik Industries AG nor its group companies assume an obligation to update the forecasts, expectations or statements contained in this release.