The PROBAN® polymer has been included in the Oeko-Tex list of approved chemicals. Fabric suppliers can now have fabric tested by the Oeko-Tex standard 100, guaranteeing the fabric does not contain any harmful substances detrimental to human health. PROBAN® fabrics are halogen free and contain no antimony. www.oeko-tex.com
Licensees can apply for PROBAN® labels and the accompanying certificate when fabric samples have been received, tested and meet both flame retardant and durability to washing standards.
PROBAN® is sold via Rhodia appointed licensees. Licensees have been carefully selected based mainly on their ability to finish PROBAN® fabrics to the highest level of quality. To obtain a license, one part of the investigation is textile manufacturers must demonstrate they have the necessary technical skills and equipment. On becoming a licensee we supply technology, chemicals, training and ongoing technical support.
Licensees must submit fabric samples representative of a production run, in accordance with the Rhodia’s sampling procedure. These are then tested at our state of the art wash facilities to ensure they meet both flame retardant and durability to washing performance. Only then will licensees be able to apply for PROBAN® labels and the accompanying certificate.
The United Kingdom Accreditation Service is the sole accreditation body recognised by government to assess, against internationally recognised standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, and inspection and calibration services.
Accreditation by UKAS demonstrates a high level of competency and impartiality of the Rhodia Quality Control Function.
PROBAN® Quality Control Laboratory is registered under the number: UKAS testing 1154 ISO/IEC 17025.