Detergent tests for maximum quality.

For decades, Hohenstein has made a significant contribution to ensuring the effectiveness of detergents and washing agents.

When conducting the tests in our well-equipped household laundry technology facilities, our specialists compare the cleaning effect, primary and secondary washing effects, labeling conformity, disinfection, and affect on the washed item.

Detergent tests:

  • Removal of natural stains
  • Removal of dirt on test fabrics
  • Cleaning effect and/or dirt dispersing capability
  • Loss of firmness and/or chemical damage of the washed item
  • Inorganic and/or organic fabric encrustation
  • Retention of color tone and/or surface protection
  • Color transfer prevention in the Linitest device and/or in the washing machine
  • Legibility and clarity of packing information
  • Disinfection effect
  • Heavy-duty, color and mild wash detergents (powder, tablets or liquid products)
  • Descaling products (powder, tablets or liquid products)
  • Booster products (e.g. stain salts, pretreatment products)
  • Color or dirt catcher sheets

Comparative detergent tests for better market transparency.

Our investigations are usually conducted as comparative product tests - objective performance comparisons of defined characteristics against at at least one reference product.

Hohenstein emphasizes practical design for real-life conditions and considers current regulations and standards. The reference product can either be a previous model of your product or another product for competitive benchmarking.

These neutral comparisons provide market transparency that consumers, retailers and manufacturers expect.

Ben Mead
Managing Director
Hohenstein Institute America