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Below you can find press releases on research projects and services offered by the Hohenstein Institute. Through the support of a wide range of other institutions throughout the textile manufacturing chain, we can support you in your research work and beyond and provide you with the details of experts for interview and specialist authors.

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Dust mite allergy - biofunctional fabrics without permethrin
New treatment proves effective against the dust demons

Permethrin is a widely used substance for treating textiles against mites. However, the neurotoxin may also cause undesirable side effects, e.g. headaches or deafness, in humans. The William-Küster-Institute for Hygiene, Environment and Medicine at ... 

Topic area: Hygiene, Environment & Medicine | 723-EN

OEKO-TEX® Announces Partnership with ZDHC

OEKO-TEX® is pleased to announce that it is joining the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Program. OEKO-TEX® has long supported the vision of globally implementing sustainable/green chemistry and best practices in the textile, apparel, ... 

Topic area: OEKO-TEX® | 2241-EN

OEKO-TEX® – New Regulations for 2017
A large number of new changes to MADE IN GREEN, MySTeP, STeP and STANDARD 100

OEKO-TEX® will be 25 years old in 2017 and also in this year, OEKO-TEX® has reviewed the requirements of its products and has published the new regulations at the beginning of the year. 

Topic area: OEKO-TEX® | 2240-EN

OEKO-TEX® awards new certification for leather goods that have been tested for harmful substances

From 2017 onwards, producers and suppliers of leather goods can also have their products certified to be tested for harmful substances by the International OEKO-TEX® Association.  

Topic area: OEKO-TEX® | 2238-EN

Development of thermophysiologically optimised office chairs, taking account of body dimensions

In a ZIM (Central Innovation Programme for SMEs) project, Völkle Bürostühle worked with the Hohenstein Institut für Textilinnovation to develop an innovative office chair. It has ven-tilation channels going all the way from the cover, through the ... 

Topic area: Wearing and sleep comfort | 721-EN