Textiles must maintain appearance and functionality for a long service life.

Efficient and gentle care is key.

Consumer-relevant Testing for Home Laundry

Customized testing plans focus on consumer- and practice-relevant test methods using naturally soiled domestic linen to support product claims.

Using comparative tests, we investigate diverse factors affecting the performance of detergent, cleaning products and appliances.

We assess the stain removal performance and different aspects of secondary detergency (e.g. material protection and pill formation) in accordance with European testing programs (EU Ecolabel, A.I.S.E. test protocol). 

We also examine washing and drying programs, appliances, modifications to appliances and care additives in detergents and fabric conditioners.

Claim Testing and Verification

Confirmation of special claims, such as:

  • Durability of textiles and products after washing (washability)
  • Softness, through absolute and relative assessment
  • Drying capability/absorption capacity
  • Retention of color tone and surface protection
  • Legibility and clarity of packing information
  • Detergent effectiveness


Clean Reinforcements


Product development requires solutions tailored to the application.
Ben Mead
Managing Director
Hohenstein Institute America