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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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Hohenstein now certifies toys
Hohenstein Laboratories GmbH & Co. KG is expanding its service portfolio with notifications in the toys product sector

For obvious reasons relating to the protection and safety of children, a toy must comply with strict directives before it can be sold in the EU. All tests and certifications are carried out in accordance with the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC and ... 

Topic area: Toy testing | 748-EN

Do textiles remain skin-friendly and odourless when confronted with sweat during the heat of summer?

Perspiration is an unavoidable part of many sporting, working and everyday situations. Therefore, the question arises of how skin-friendly textiles remain when subjected to increased levels of perspiration during wear. And, can modern textiles ... 

Topic area: Hygiene, Environment & Medicine | 746-EN

Second WATson increases testing capacity for the textile industry

The high demand from the market for testing the cooling effect and moisture management of textiles has led the Hohenstein Institute to invest in a second WATson Heat Loss Tester.  

Topic area: Functional textiles, Wearing and sleep comfort | 745-EN

Do textiles need to travel around the world three times, before we can wear them?

With their idea of breathing new life into worn-out truck tarpaulins and making them into weatherproof, one-of-a-kind bags for individualists in the big city jungle, the graphic designers, Daniel and Markus Freitag, truly reflected the spirit of the ... 

Topic area: Hygiene, Environment & Medicine | 744-EN

Reducing allergens in bedding
Hohenstein and Centa-Star develop special bedding for dust mite allergy sufferers

Between 10 and 15% of the population are allergic to dust mites, asthma is one of the most common illnesses in the world – and the number of people affected is rising year after year. Millions of Germans are familiar with year-round runny noses in ... 

Topic area: Hygiene, Environment & Medicine | 743-EN