BÖNNIGHEIM, GERMANY (March 7, 2018) – Hohenstein is expanding its worldwide services with a new laboratory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. On July 28, 2018, the laboratory will be officially opened by Professor Stefan Mecheels, the third generation to lead the family-run company.
After six months of construction and extensive investment in the cutting-edge laboratory and high-quality analysis equipment, Hohenstein will offer a wide range of chemical and textile technology testing and results analysis for textile manufacturers, brands and retailers, including testing for harmful substances, performance tests, quality controls (color fastness, pilling, water tightness, fiber fineness, etc.) and inspections.
Collaboration on a level playing field and direct contact with clients are essential to Hohenstein. The new laboratory will be start operations with about 30 local employees, with additional positions planned for the future.
“Hohenstein is all about proximity to the customer and German quality. In Bangladesh, we are in close contact with our laboratories in Germany and Hong Kong,” Mecheels explained.
For Hohenstein, tradition and expertise are of central importance. Around 300 visitors to the opening of the laboratory will witness the extension of this tradition for themselves. The feeling of safety can be guaranteed only through constant inspection. Textile expertise is not bound by national borders. Hohenstein can be found wherever textiles are produced and processed, applying internationally recognised standards to ensure transparency for consumers.
Materials tested for harmful substances, environmentally friendly production facilities and safe workplaces–rising customer expectations and tighter legislation have seen manufacturers of all kinds of textiles come under increased pressure. To keep up with this development, more and more manufacturers are choosing to have their products tested by independent testing services providers. Hohenstein is an expert in this field, providing consulting, research and development, and testing and certification throughout the entire textile value chain for companies around the world.
With more than 40 offices and laboratories worldwide, Hohenstein is an international testing partner in the textile industry. Hohenstein’s research centers around the interaction between textiles, humans and the environment. It is a founding member and leading provider of the OEKO-TEX® portfolio of services such as the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certification, the international standard for safe textiles, and is certified by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC ID #1058) as a third-party, independent laboratory for CPSIA compliance verification. Hohenstein.US