Hohenstein develops new method to detect genetic modifications in organic cotton

August 16th, 2021

Hohenstein has 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. Stakeholders will use the data to distinguish between minor contaminations and mixtures, control quality and verify claims. For qualitative […]

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Hohenstein authorized to verify compliance for Green Button

February 10th, 2021

Textile testing provider Hohenstein has been authorized by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) 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 Button […]

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Hohenstein tests for community masks

December 6th, 2020

Testing and research partner Hohenstein has announced that it now tests according to the first European guideline for community masks, the CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) 17553:2020. Hohenstein had already taken a big step towards safety and functionality with the introduction of its quality label for Tested Community Masks. The new "Community Face Coverings—Guide to Minimum […]

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Effectively break infection chains with testing from Hohenstein

April 8th, 2020

As a testing laboratory for medical products, Hohenstein offers testing services related to the microbiological-hygienic and physical functionality of medical face masks. For more information, visit https://www.hohenstein.us/en-us/expertise/health/medical-products/medical-face-masks/

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IFAI Expo 2018: Show Stopper winners on the floor

October 17th, 2018

All the best from Texas: Wednesday morning, Oct. 17, at IFAI Expo led off with lists of winners for the year, including the most popular products on the show floor. The seventh annual Show Stopper competition was designed to showcase the best of the best in the industry, from fabrics, equipment and chemicals to services […]

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New medical textiles center

July 3rd, 2017

The Hohenstein Institute has established the Hohenstein Health Center for textile health research within their company group in Bönnigheim, Germany. The center focuses on all aspects of health sciences in which clothing and other textile products and procedures affecting human health play a central role. It takes an interdisciplinary approach and is open to all […]

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Dust mite protection

September 9th, 2016

Patients suffering from neurodermatitis, an inflammatory skin reaction most common among children, may be reacting to the same allergen that irritates people with respiratory issues—dust mite feces. Does a fabric labeled “house dust and dust mite barrier” protect people from both types of allergic reaction? Not necessarily, according to the Hohenstein Institute, Bönnigheim, Germany. Skin […]

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Dust mite protection

September 9th, 2016

Patients suffering from neurodermatitis, an inflammatory skin reaction most common among children, may be reacting to the same allergen that irritates people with respiratory issues—dust mite feces. Does a fabric labeled “house dust and dust mite barrier” protect people from both types of allergic reaction? Not necessarily, according to the Hohenstein Institute, Bönnigheim, Germany. Skin […]

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The science of touch

February 1st, 2016

A silky blouse, a cozy sweater, Egyptian cotton sheets—they all feel good to wear or wrap yourself in. There is a science behind how different textiles feel on the body. Now, a European research project called Touché is gaining a better understanding of fabric feel and textile touch, in order to advance textile innovation. A […]

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Hohenstein Institute leads new research on protective clothing for welders

November 2nd, 2015

In a joint German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF) research project, the Deutsches Textilforschungszentrum Nord-West gGmbH (DTNW) in Krefeld and the Hohenstein Institute in Boennigheim studied new finishes for protective clothing for welders that would be repellent to splashes of molten metal. The goal was to improve the protective effect and the comfort, while […]

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