Consumer protection and ensuring legal compliance.

Some chemicals used in textile production can be harmful to humans and the environment. Their use is partly regulated by law and is also the focus of NGOs and consumer protection groups. To help you comply with international standards, legal requirements and individual customer requirements (RSL = Restricted Substance Lists), Hohenstein offers a broad spectrum of chemical tests for the qualitative and quantitative determination of harmful substances in textiles. 

The examinations can be carried out on raw, intermediate and end products at all processing stages of the textile and leather production chains. The test results include both the monitoring of legal compliance and the neutral assessment of product safety. This helps with both operational quality assurance and product optimization.

STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® - independent testing for harmful substances.

Since 1992, STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® has meant safety along the textile chain and effective consumer protection. This independent testing and certification system is based on an annually updated list of criteria, which includes over 300 individual parameters. Today, the label is found on millions of products around the world.

Ben Mead
Managing Director
Hohenstein Institute America