Press releases

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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Consumer protection from the first day of life: With its labels, OEKO-TEX® helps parents choose human-ecologically harmless textiles and leather goods

Azo colourants in romper suites, organophosphorus compounds in rain jackets or pesticides in sheepskins. Again and again, frightening results on children’s clothing and other items from testing laboratories unsettle many parents. With the STANDARD ... 

Topic area: OEKO-TEX® | 2248-EN

Buy children’s textiles with a clear conscience: Parents rely on MADE IN GREEN

These days, parents are not just concerned about quality and price when buying children’s clothing. They also want to have the good feeling that their purchase decision was right with regards to sustainability. The MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® label ... 

Topic area: OEKO-TEX® | 2247-EN

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