Restricted Substance List

Product related

  • List of restricted chemicals, auxiliaries & other substances present in textile or leather products, including substances prohibited from use & chemicals with threshold limit values
  • Restricted substances lists are based on worldwide regulations or toxicological expertise
  • Verified through analytical testing of processed textiles
  • Example: STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® RSL


Manufacturing Restricted Substance List

Process related

  • List of chemicals, auxiliaries & other substances banned for use in textile & leather production facilities
  • Verified through chemical inventory review & analytical testing of chemical mixtures
  • MRSL does NOT cover chemical synthesis processes or other stages of chemical production
  • Example: STeP by OEKO-TEX® MRSL

Hohenstein Chemical Services

Testing, Auditing, Consulting, Collaborating
Ben Mead
Managing Director
Hohenstein Institute America