Covestro announces Standard 100 certification of its Dureflex brand TPU films, recognizing product safety and absence of pollutants; films are suitable for outdoor clothing, furniture, automotive seating applications

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June 13, 2022 (press release) –


High product safety and absence of pollutants in textile applications

Several thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) films from the Dureflex® product line of Covestro have now been certified to Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX®. The films are breathable, waterproof, tear-resistant and, above all, skin-friendly. This makes them the material of choice in sports articles and outdoor clothing, as well as in furniture and seating for cars.

In 2019, several TPU film grades under the Platilon® brand, manufactured in Europe, received OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certification. This offering is now being extended to several products under the Dureflex® brand, manufactured in South Deerfield, Massachusetts, USA.

The films received certification for product class I. This applies to articles with direct skin contact for infants and young children up to three years of age. It is therefore associated with the highest requirements for the skin compatibility of the products.

Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® is a globally uniform, independent testing and certification system for textile raw, intermediate and end products at all stages of processing. The test criteria and limit values often go far beyond national and international specifications. Therefore, the certification stands for highly effective product safety.

About Covestro:

Covestro is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality polymer materials and their components. With its innovative products, processes and methods, the company helps enhance sustainability and the quality of life in many areas. Covestro supplies customers around the world in key industries such as mobility, building and living, as well as the electrical and electronics sector. In addition, polymers from Covestro are also used in sectors such as sports and leisure, cosmetics and health, as well as in the chemical industry itself.

The company is committed to becoming fully circular and is striving to become climate neutral by 2035 (scope 1 and 2). Covestro generated sales of EUR 15.9 billion in fiscal 2021. At the end of 2021, the company had 50 production sites worldwide and employed approximately 17,900 people (calculated as full-time equivalents).

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