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Hohenstein to Present Spacetex Update at ISS R&D Conference 2017
American Astronautical Society, July 17-20, Omni Shoreham, Washington DC

Hohenstein’s Dr. Jan Beringer will discuss the Spacetex project, the multi-organizational performance textile research initiative that was conducted aboard the International Space Station in 2014, with attendees at the 6th annual International Space ... 

Topic area: Wearing and sleep comfort, Events | 742-EN

New test method developed for hand disinfection

Every year World Hand Hygiene Day on 5 May reminds us how important effective hand disinfection is to prevent infection. Hohenstein Institut für Textilinnovation gGmbH joined forces with Labor Dr. Merk & Kollegen GmbH to focus on the issue of hand ... 

Topic area: Hygiene, Environment & Medicine, Textile care and -service | 740-EN

Making the cooling effect of textiles measurable
Development of a thermophysiological model to evaluate cooling textiles using the heat loss tester WATson

In recent years there has been a steady increase in the demands made on the properties of function, sports and workwear textiles. In order to achieve a cooling effect, special textile constructions are developed, which increase the sweat evaporation ... 

Topic area: Functional textiles | 737-EN

How efficient is PCM in textiles?
Phase Change Materials (PCM) play an important role in modern textiles. The Hohenstein Institute has investigated how effective PCM products are with the help of the WATson Heat Loss Tester.

Whether for sports or outdoor wear, personal protective clothing or for bed linen: PCM textiles are becoming increasingly popular. But the greater the number of applications, the greater the demands made on textiles containing PCM. How is the effect ... 

Topic area: Functional textiles | 738-EN

Questions and Answers with Dr. Timo Hammer
New Director of the Institute for Life Science at Hohenstein’s Research and Service Center

Hohenstein recently appointed Dr. Timo Hammer to lead the William-Küster Institute (WKI) for Hygiene, Environment and Medicine, otherwise known as the Institute for Life Science at Hohenstein's Research and Service Center. We spent some time with ... 

Topic area: Hygiene, Environment & Medicine | 739-EN