Press releases

Below you can find press releases on research projects and services offered by the Hohenstein Institute. Through the support of a wide range of other institutions throughout the textile manufacturing chain, we can support you in your research work and beyond and provide you with the details of experts for interview and specialist authors.

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Are Lewis acids the antimicrobial solution for textiles?
A new research project at the Hohenstein Group deals with antimicrobial effects of Lewis acids that are applied on textile surfaces. Results of this work may significantly contribute to countermeasures against multi-resistant bacteria as found, for example, in medical facilities.

Many areas of everyday and professional life require antimicrobial protection. Such an effect on textile surfaces is currently achieved by utilization of silver or ammonium containing compounds. However, the use of such compounds is questionable ... 

Topic area: Functional textiles | 758-EN

Webinar: Sustainability and Textile Biodegradation— Understanding End of Life for Textiles
Tuesday, September 19, 12:00 PM EST

Sustainability considers the entire life cycle of an apparel or textile product including what happens to it at the end of its useful life. Is it recycled, repurposed, or thrown away? Unfortunately, most textiles end up being discarded. In fact more ... 

Topic area: Hygiene, Environment & Medicine, Events | 756-EN

Sustainability in the textile industry
Properly assess the global supply chain with OEKO-TEX®

Social and environmental concerns will soon play a greater role in public procurement. Although the aim is simple, the implementation may prove to be difficult. Labelled textile products offer guidance and help consumers make responsible decisions ... 

Topic area: OEKO-TEX® | 2250-EN

ZDHC Recognizes ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® as Indicator of MRSL Conformance

OEKO-TEX® is pleased to announce that the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Programme will now accept ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certification as an indicator of conformance with the organization’s Manufacturing Restricted Substances List ... 

Topic area: OEKO-TEX® | 2249-EN

»Together we make textiles safe« Hohenstein at the international specialist trade fair A+A 2017
Support on hand for all aspects relating to PPE and corporate fashion: booth C02, hall 5.

Support on hand for all aspects relating to PPE and corporate fashion: booth C02, hall 5. 

Topic area: PPE Personal Protective Equipment | 752-EN