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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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Organic cotton? Verification is better!
The traceability of GMO-free cotton from seed to shirt.

Organic cotton is in high demand on the world market. To guarantee that manufactured cotton is genuinely organic, laboratory testing is required. Whether cotton and cotton-based end products contain genetic modifications can therefore be reliably ... 

Topic area: Hygiene, Environment & Medicine | 760-EN

New processes for cleaning high-visibility clothing to maintain its value and functionality over extended time periods
A new research project at the Hohenstein Group aims to develop product- and application-specific reference cleaning processes for high-visibility clothing. Eventually, textile service companies can use the results as a basis to optimize their own methods.

Employees in many industries are protected from possible hazards by wearing high-visibility clothing during their activities. One important example are people working on roads or railway tracks. However, during the work, the high-visibility clothing ... 

Topic area: Textile care and -service | 759-EN

Are Lewis acids the antimicrobial solution for textiles?
A new research project at the Hohenstein Group deals with antimicrobial effects of Lewis acids that are applied on textile surfaces. Results of this work may significantly contribute to countermeasures against multi-resistant bacteria as found, for example, in medical facilities.

Many areas of everyday and professional life require antimicrobial protection. Such an effect on textile surfaces is currently achieved by utilization of silver or ammonium containing compounds. However, the use of such compounds is questionable ... 

Topic area: Functional textiles | 758-EN

Webinar: Sustainability and Textile Biodegradation— Understanding End of Life for Textiles
Tuesday, September 19, 12:00 PM EST

Sustainability considers the entire life cycle of an apparel or textile product including what happens to it at the end of its useful life. Is it recycled, repurposed, or thrown away? Unfortunately, most textiles end up being discarded. In fact more ... 

Topic area: Hygiene, Environment & Medicine, Events | 756-EN

Sustainability in the textile industry
Properly assess the global supply chain with OEKO-TEX®

Social and environmental concerns will soon play a greater role in public procurement. Although the aim is simple, the implementation may prove to be difficult. Labelled textile products offer guidance and help consumers make responsible decisions ... 

Topic area: OEKO-TEX® | 2250-EN