Sun Chemical Pigments Obtain ECO PASSPORT by OekoTex® Certification

Sun Chemical obtained the prestigious ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certification for a selected range of pigments.

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Earlier this year, Sun Chemical obtained the prestigious ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certification for a selected range of pigments, which is a testimony to the company’s commitment to environmental stewardship and product safety.

Achieving ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) Level 3 accreditation, the highest level possible by the ZDHC Foundation, underscores Sun Chemical’s dedication to phasing out hazardous chemicals in the textile/apparel value chains. The ECO PASSPORT certification process involves rigorous testing of textile and leather chemicals for harmful substances, as well as evaluating 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 at Sun Chemical.

Initiated in 2020, this certification process highlights Sun Chemical’s ongoing dedication to environmental progress and sets the stage for future certifications aimed at advancing the sustainability of their products and the markets they serve. It aligns with Sun Chemical’s commitment to promoting environmentally friendly products and supports the EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles by facilitating the separate collection of textile waste by the start of 2025.

Learn more about Sun Chemical’s ECO PASSPORT certified colorants here.

Bjørn Thorsen – distributor of Sun Chemical pigments

As a distributor of Sun Chemical’s high performance pigments and preparations in the Nordics and Baltics, we are proud to work with a partner which values sustainability within the pigments sector and takes responsibility for the long-term value of its products for the environment and society overall.

For any further questions regarding the Sun Chemical’s pigments or orders, please contact our industry experts: Emil Ström at for Plastics and Jonny Lönnerberg at for Coatings, Adhesives and Sealants (CAS).

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. For more information, please visit their website at

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