Textiles play a crucial role, for example in breaking infection chains. The area of Applied Hygiene is therefore a key focus of activity at the Hohenstein Institute.

One major focus is on testing the Efficiency and Safety of antimicrobial finishes for textiles and surfaces.

Compliance with microbiological and mechanical requirements for medical products such as surgical textiles (surgical drapes and gowns) together with clean air suits in line with EN 13795 is also checked by our experts.

In the field of textile insect protection, we have developed many innovative ideas into marketable products over recent years in the context of Publicly funded research projects and on behalf of industry.

We will also be happy to make our knowledge in this field available to you to check or optimise the efficiency of physical or chemical systems for insect protection or for anti-dust mite finishes.