PARSIPPANY, N.J., U.S.A. – January 25, 2024 – Sun Chemical has completed the ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certification for a selected range of pigments, achieving ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) Level 3 accreditation, the highest level possible by the ZDHC Foundation, an organization committed to safeguarding the planet by ensuring hazardous chemicals are phased out in the textile/apparel value chains.
The ECO PASSPORT certification tests textile and leather chemicals for harmful substances and evaluates the ecological integrity of the chemical manufacturer. The process includes a CAS number screening, an analytical laboratory text, a self-assessment and an on-site visit.
“Sun Chemical is the first pigment manufacturer world-wide to achieve the ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® with ZDHC Level 3 conformance and it means that our chemical formulation would always conform with ZDHC latest standards for safer products,” said Dr. Christof Kujat, Global Head Industry Segment Plastics, Color Materials, Sun Chemical. “This important certification process began in 2020, demonstrating Sun Chemical’s dedication to environmental progress and representing the first of many future certifications to advance the sustainability of our products and the markets we service.”
The ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certification indicates a significant step for Sun Chemical toward achieving sustainability within the pigments for plastics industry. The certification further benefits the entire value chain by making strong advances to meet the requirements set by the EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles, to achieve the separate collection of textile waste by the start of 2025.
To learn more about Sun Chemical’s ECO PASSPORT certified colorants, visit www.sunchemical.com/colorants-for-fibers.
About Sun Chemical
Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC Group, is a leading producer of packaging and graphic solutions, color and display technologies, functional products, electronic materials, and products for the automotive and healthcare industries. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical is continuously working to promote and develop sustainable solutions to exceed customer expectations and better the world around us. With combined annual sales of more than $8.5 billion and 22,000+ employees worldwide, the DIC Group companies support a diverse collection of global customers.
Sun Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of Sun Chemical Group Coöperatief U.A., the Netherlands, and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.A. For more information, please visit our website at www.sunchemical.com or connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram.