Using analytical methods, we quantify:
- Fiber release behavior from different textile surfaces
- Fiber content in processes
- Fiber content in wastewater
- Quantification of fiber release and fiber length distribution with the Hohenstein method: Dynamic Image Analysis (DIA)
- Measurement of total abrasion by filtration according to the University of Leeds/Microfiber Consortium (UoL/TMC) method
- Analysis of textiles and wastewater (various sample types from a single source)
- Determination of amount, type and shape of released fibers
- Objective measurement of fiber release
- Quality control of wastewater
- Optimization of processes and processing steps
In considering the environmental impact of textiles, there’s no way around microplastics. Hohenstein has been at the forefront of this research since 2016.
Along with the University of Leeds and other textile industry leaders, Hohenstein is a contributing research member of the Microfibre Consortium (TMC). We're working to minimize microplastic emissions from textiles and increase sustainability in textiles.