Tech Sheet

OEKO-TEX textile safety inspection

We are proud to have developed a highly advanced fabric that meets and exceeds all the modern standards required from newly developed textiles. We have received full OEKO-TEX textile safety certification that verifies our wonderful Sliktex is approved for production and safe for use.

The OEKO-TEX certification is a globally recognized standard for textile safety and sustainability. It ensures that textiles and textile-related products meet stringent human-ecological requirements and do not contain harmful substances. Testing includes the following:

Chemical Analysis: Testing the textile product for harmful substances, such as banned azo dyes, formaldehyde, heavy metals, and other potentially hazardous chemicals that can be harmful to human health and the environment.
Comprehensive Material Assessment: Evaluating the materials used in the textile product, including fibers, dyes, finishes, and any other components, to ensure they meet the specified safety standards and do not pose a risk to consumers or the environment.
Production Process Evaluation: Assessing the manufacturing process of the textile product to verify that it adheres to strict environmental and social responsibility criteria, including the responsible use of resources, energy efficiency, and compliance with fair labor practices.
Quality Assurance Checks: Conducting quality assurance checks to confirm that the textile product meets the necessary quality standards and performs as expected without compromising safety or sustainability.
Regular Compliance Audits: Conducting regular audits and inspections to ensure ongoing compliance with the OEKO-TEX standards, promoting continuous improvement and sustainable practices throughout the textile industry.

By undergoing the extensive OEKO-TEX certification process, we wanted to highlight our absolute commitment to producing safe, sustainable, and environmentally friendly spandex. We take the production of Sliktex very seriously, and we believe this emphasizes our dedication to achieving the very highest quality of fabric.

SPF50+ UV protection

The UV protection test consists of the following:

UV Transmission Test: Evaluating the fabric's ability to block UV radiation by measuring the amount of UV light that passes through the material.
UPF Rating Calculation: Calculating the UPF rating based on the percentage of UV rays transmitted through the fabric, which determines the level of protection it offers. Higher UPF ratings indicate better protection against UV radiation.
UVA and UVB Protection Assessment: Analyzing the fabric's ability to provide effective protection against both UVA and UVB rays, which are known to cause skin damage, sunburn, and other harmful effects.

Sliktex is confirmed to have UV protection of SPF50+. This gives guaranteed protection from the sun, even in extreme conditions. This makes it safe for use in swimwear, activewear and all other outdoor apparel.

Color fastness test

This test analyzes how well a textile is able to retain its color when exposed to a variety of conditions. These include the following:

Washing Test: Assessing how the fabric's color holds up when subjected to repeated washing cycles with different detergents and water temperatures.
Rubbing Test: Evaluating the fabric's color resistance to rubbing or friction, which simulates everyday wear and tear.
Light Fastness Test: Testing the fabric's color stability when exposed to sunlight or artificial light to determine if it is prone to fading or discoloration.

Sliktex received full color fastness certification, meaning it won't leak any colors when used in water or when put in the washing machine (although we always recommend hand washing Sliktex garments to keep them in optimal condition).

Seawater test

This test analyzes if the fabric will be affected by seawater over time. It includes the following:

Saltwater Resistance Test: Evaluating how the fabric reacts when exposed to seawater, checking for any adverse effects such as discoloration, deterioration, or loss of structural integrity.
Corrosion Test: Assessing the fabric's resistance to corrosion when in contact with seawater, which helps determine its durability and longevity in marine environments.
Durability Test: Examining the overall performance of the fabric in seawater conditions, including its ability to maintain its structural integrity and functional properties over time.

Sliktex is certified as safe for use in seawater, making it ideal for use in swimsuits, wetsuits and rash vests.

Chlorinated water test

This test analyzes how well a textile is able to resist the effects of chlorine, which can be potentially damaging over time to some fabric types. The test includes the following:

Exposure Test: Evaluating the fabric's reaction when exposed to chlorine-treated water, simulating the conditions of swimming pools or other chlorinated water sources.
Color Stability Test: Assessing the fabric's ability to maintain its original color when exposed to chlorine, checking for any signs of fading or discoloration.
Material Integrity Test: Examining the fabric's structural integrity and performance characteristics after exposure to chlorine, including its elasticity, strength, and overall durability.

Sliktex is certified as safe for use in chlorinated water, meaning it meets the industry standard required for all types of swimwear that will be used in public swimming pools, or other chlorinated water sources.