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Hohenstein developed a new quantification method specifically for genetically modified cotton. One of the first labs with this ability, Hohenstein uses DNA analysis to identify known genetic modifications and calculate their percentage in organic cotton.
New European Medical Device Regulation affects textile devices
Life Science / Health
The new EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR) comes into effect after a four-year transition period on May 26, 2021. The MDR replaces the Medical Devices Directive (93/42/EEC) and the Active Implantable Medical Devices Directive (90/385/EEC). Many Hohenstein test methods form the foundation for…
Hohenstein will help create libraries of accurately digitized materials with a physical swatch book add on. The material parameters, based on Hohenstein’s universal translator approach, include data needed for consistent simulation across digital design platforms. The optional swatch book specifies…
The textile testing service provider Hohenstein is one of 14 laboratories in the world that carries out accredited testing of textiles for genetically modified organisms (GMO) in accordance with the ISO/IWA 32:2019 protocol.
Textile testing provider Hohenstein has been authorized to verify compliance for the Green Button, a German government certification for sustainable textiles. Now, in addition to certification for MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX®, a qualifier for the Green Button, Hohenstein certifies for the 46 Green…
Hohenstein celebrates 75 years
Textile testing and research partner Hohenstein has reason to celebrate: this year marks the company’s 75th anniversary.
Hohenstein now tests according to the first European guideline for community masks, the CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) 17553:2020. The new "Community Face Coverings-Guide to minimum requirements, methods of testing and use" sets minimum requirements for design, performance evaluation, labeling and…
In cooperation with brand partners, testing service provider Hohenstein has created the new DIN SPEC 4868, which will define the market standard and testing protocols for compression behavior of sportswear.
The renowned Paul Schlack/Wilhelm Albrecht Prize was awarded to Hohenstein researcher Dr. Jasmin Jung for her dissertation in the field of microplastics research.
The Digital Fitting Lab utilizes its deep knowledge of pattern making and fit, along with digital design technologies, to reduce physical prototypes and material waste, shorten development times, develop more accurate fit across sizes and create engaging imagery for sales and marketing.
Casey Strauch
US Marketing Manager
Hohenstein Institute America