Limit values and banned usage

of individual substances or groups
of substances for textile floor coverings

On this page you can find more information about the limit values and banned use of certain substances and groups of substances in the manufacture of textile floor coverings.

Consumer safety & environmental protection

By using both traditional methods of chemical analysis and quicker more modern tests, both the raw materials and the textile floor covering itself can be checked for a wide range of harmful substances. These include heavy metals, plasticisers, biocides, pesticides, POPs (Persistent Organic Pollutants) and the REACH SVHCs. For the substances or groups of substances listed, the GUT system either sets limit values or defines bans on use. These measures have been taken not only with a view to consumer safety, but also to avoid negative effects on the environment. The following information is for individual pollutant classes and the assigned limit values.

Dyestuffs and dyeing auxiliaries (1 of 7)

Heavy metals and plasticisers (2 of 7)

Biocides, Pot Preservatives and pesticides (3 of 7)

Formaldehyde and finishes for wool protection (4 of 7)

Flame retardants and PAH (5 of 7)

Perfluorinated substances (6 of 7)

Inorganic fibres, nitrosamines and other substances (7 of 7)