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Wound dressings made from bacterial alginate
Researchers establish a biotechnological process to produce bacterial alginate for use as the raw material for fibre-based medical products

In a research project called "AlBioTex", a biotechnological process for making alginate from bacteria has been developed. The bacterial alginate can then be turned into fibrebased products for use in wound dressings. 

Topic area: Hygiene, Environment & Medicine | 708-EN

"Anti-dust mite textiles" can also relieve neurodermatitis symptoms
Scientific studies confirm the link between dust mite excrement and skin inflammation

For some time now, people who are allergic to house dust have had the pleasure of knowing when the textiles around them offer proven and effective protection against dust mites. In future, patients suffering from neurodermatitis may also be pleased ... 

Topic area: Hygiene, Environment & Medicine | 707-EN

Hohenstein Scientist Joins Panel at Texworld USA
Texworld USA Industry Boot Camp: July 13, 2016 3:00 PM EDT

Anja Hämmerle, Assistant Head of Laboratory, Clothing Physiology at Hohenstein Institute, will participate in an expert panel offered at Texworld USA at the Javits Center in New York City July 12-14. The seminar entitled “Brand Integrity and Lab ... 

Topic area: Wearing and sleep comfort, Events | 705-EN

Texcare International 2016 - focus on quality and sustainability
Prof. Dr. h.c. Josef Kurz from the Hohenstein Institute receives an award for his life's work – presentation by Dr. Andreas Schmidt

After four years, the Texcare International fair, the world's leading trade fair for the textile care industry, again opened its doors to numerous visitors from around the world. From 11 to 15 June 2016, visitors were able to find out about the ... 

Topic area: Textile care and -service, Events | 702-EN

STeP by OEKO-TEX® certificate awarded to Turkish company who demonstrate an exceptional level of commitment to Sustainable Textile Production

Sustainability is frequently the most important issue when companies try to position themselves as responsible actors on a global scale. The Turkish company, İstikbal Mobilya SAN. VE TIC. A.S., received the STeP by OEKO-TEX® certificate for its deep ... 

Topic area: OEKO-TEX® | 704-EN