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Sciessent’s LAVA XL™ Becomes First ECO PASSPORT  by OEKO-TEX® Certified Product in U.S.

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Wakefield, Mass. (TK, 20TK) - Sciessent today announced that Lava XL, a next generation odor control technology, has been awarded the ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certification. OEKO-TEX® sets standards and evaluates products for potentially harmful substances.

ECO PASSPORT helps brands achieve or maintain a high standard for health and human safety by assisting in the sourcing and use of OEKO-TEX®-compliant materials. Textiles and textile ingredients that are OEKO-TEX®-compliant are free from dangerous levels of potentially harmful substances such as allergens and carcinogens. Sciessent is the first U.S-based company to complete the ECO PASSPORT program.

With a core mission to create products that are environmentally focused, Sciessent is proud to add ECO PASSPORT to a growing list of environmental and human health certifications for all of their odor-fighting and PFC-free water resistant products.

“Earning the ECO PASSPORT certification is an honor and incredibly important to us as we continue to build on our sustainability initiatives,” said Paul Ford, Chief Executive Officer for Sciessent. “This program helps to create an impactful, industry-wide standard for safety regulations that protect our consumers, our environment, and our manufacturing partners through the use of more environmentally-friendly materials.”

To gain ECO PASSPORT certification, Sciessent’s Lava XL passed two rigorous assessments driven by OEKO-TEX®, including a chemical substance comparison against the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 Restricted Substance List and an analytical laboratory verification to confirm the product does not contain unintended by-products or contaminants.