Hohenstein Group offers accredited and independent textile testing and product development services, comparative and competitive product testing, R&D and training.
With global headquarters in Germany, our research includes apparel, PPE, medical, aerospace, automotive, and home applications. We offer materials testing and certification for textile safety, comfort, antimicrobial effectiveness, UV protection, FR performance, compression, GMOs, biodegradability, and many other technical features.
Hohenstein is a founding member and leading provider of the OEKO-TEX® portfolio of services such as STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certification, the international standard for safe textiles, and is certified by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC ID #1058) as a third-party, independent laboratory for CPSIA compliance verification.
Hohenstein laboratories, located in Germany, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, India, and Hungary, are accredited under ISO 17025.
Together we make textiles work
Testing, certification, research, and development – in one partner: As an accredited, independent, and neutral partner focused on the textile industry, we support you from material testing and product development to point-of-sale marketing.
Your goals – our standard: In addition to applying standardized and internationally recognized test methods, we have the up-to-date expertise to create programs according to your unique goals.
Success – up front: We provide customized education, training, research and development, measurement, analysis, inspection, and audit services. Use Hohenstein’s worldwide network to avoid costly mistakes as you develop new products and expand abroad.
Fast markets – fast results: Ever shorter product cycles require promptness, flexibility, and reliability. Our knowledge and streamlined processes help you get to market faster. Our trusted labels and certifications help you communicate with your customers.
Together we make textiles fresh
Sweat odor has been one of the main challenges for sportswear, workwear, and outdoor fabrics for decades. However, the problem is still unsolved. Based on extensive research, we know that there are different levels of odor management. Hohenstein guides you through the journey from microbe control to odor adherence to odor release. www.hohenstein.com/odor
Together we make textiles sustainable
Hohenstein is one of the founding members of the International OEKO-TEX® Association, which empowers and enables consumers and companies to protect our planet by making responsible decisions. OEKO-TEX® provides standardized solutions to optimize manufacturing processes, stay ahead of global regulations, and communicate with consumers.
Together we make textiles safe
European Directive 89/686/EEC provides specifications for the production and marketing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): articles of clothing that protect the wearer from life-threatening hazards or protect health must be provided with the CE mark of conformity and comply with the specified requirements. As Notified Body EU No. 0555, Hohenstein conducts the EC type examinations that are essential before the PPE can be marketed in the European Market and affix the CE mark of conformity.
Hohenstein Institute America
317 S. Cavin Street
Ligonier, IN 46767
Phone: 800 731 9468
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