Due to mechanical stress, released microfibres are transported via the washing water into rivers and then into the sea. On their way, synthetic microparticles attract pollutants, thus being able to reach sea life and entering the food chains of larger sea life and even humans.
In considering the environmental impact of textiles, there’s no way to avoid microfibres. Hohenstein has been at the forefront of this research since 2016.
- Measure the mass of shed material using filtration according to the University of Leeds / The Microfiber Consortium (UoL/TMC) method
- Quantify fibre attributes and distribution using Hohenstein’s method for Dynamic Image Analysis (DIA)
- Quantified status quo for informed development or claim verification
- Identification and analysis of fibre-based microparticles
- Independent verification of sustainability efforts
- Customizable test methods