Numerous products that we take for granted today as part of our everyday lives were developed and improved with the help of experts at the Hohenstein Institute.

The research and development work carried out by our scientists allows existing functional textiles and textile membranes to be improved and new ones to be invented.

In our interdisciplinary think tank, textile engineers, doctors, human biologists, biologists, physicists and numerous other specialists work together across subject boundaries to find the best possible solution for your requirement.

One of the ingredients in the recipe for success, both for publicly sponsored research projects and for customer-commissioned development work, is our vast range of expertise. When developing and improving your products, you can also take advantage of our links with numerous (inter-)national, similarly interdisciplinary, research networks.

Last but not least, our experts often have their own ideas for products as a result of their daily work, and we are always looking for industrial partners to bring them to market.

  • For questions relating to wearing comfort (clothing physiology), clothing technology and 3D scanning, functionalisation/finishing, personal protective equipment (PPE) and industrial laundries, Dr. Jan Beringer is available as your point of contact.
  • In the specialist department of Hygiene, Environment & Medicine, Dr. Anja Gerhardts is your point of contact for all questions relating to biological safety and effectiveness in the interaction between products and people or products and the environment.