|Sports clothing for wheelchair athletes|
|Sports clothing for wheelchair athletes is to become better adapted to their special requirements. In the framework of a research project, wheelchair basketball players and hand bikers were therefore specially measured using advanced contactless 3D scanner technology. (Image: © Michel Balter - Fotolia.com)|
|Risk assessment of nano materials|
|The “TechnoTox” project examines whether nano-functionalised textiles are safe for human beings and the environment. Data on behaviour, retention and on the biological effect of nano-functionalised fibre-based materials in relation to environmental conditions is being prepared for this purpose. This will be used as the basis for a typical risk assessment, among other things.|
» Learn more about the “TechnoTox” project here.
|RAPEX warns against harmful substances in textiles|
|Revision of DIN EN ISO 6330|
|After more than 10 years of discussions, the non-commercial washing and drying procedures for testing textiles were revised in April 2012. The revised DIN EN ISO 6330 is designed for a wide range of quality and service evaluations. These include smooth appearance, dimensional changes, water resistance, water repellance as well as colour fastness.|
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|Testing and certification of chemical protection clothing|
|Quality label “House dust and dust mite barrier”|
|The quality label “House dust and dust mite barrier” provides people with house dust allergies with a reliable decision-making tool when choosing medically tested mattress encasings. The label will only be awarded to encasings that keep the mite allergen away from the sleeping person throughout the entire sleep phase. Image: Fotolia|
» Learn more about encasings with effective house dust and dust mite barrier here.
|Webinar - Nano silver particles environmental impact and policy|
|Laboratory in Hong Kong works with European standards|
|After opening the test laboratory in Hong Kong on schedule in December 2011, Dr. Stefan Droste's team has now also successfully achieved complete accreditation according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025. For chemical and physical material testing employees around the world work according to the same test instructions and use the same modern equipment.|
» Find more information about the test laboratory in Hong Kong here.
|European presence is being expanded|
Hohenstein Laboratories GmbH & Co. KG
Hohenstein Textile Testing Institute GmbH & Co. KG
Hohenstein Institut für Textilinnovation gGmbH
Hohenstein Academy e.V.
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