Occupational and protective clothing
Occupational and protective clothing is used in an extemely wide range of areas and must satisfy numerous quality requirements and functional specifications . The Hohenstein Institute offers manufacturers, (public) purchasers and users as well as textile service providers likewise a comprehensive range of advisory , testing and certification services – individually tailored to their particular requirements.
Corporate fashion, work clothing and protective clothing are more likely to be accepted by the wearer if they fit well and have a high degree of wear comfort . Accordingly it is these two aspects which we test in particular, in addition to the usual quality and use features to determine the durability and longevity of the textiles. With respect to the care obligation of employers, the test for possible harmful substances (e.g. according to OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 ) also plays an important role. In particular for textile leasing companies we also test and certify the leasing and care suitability of textiles.
To ensure optimum functionality of professional and protective clothing, we can support you within the scope of your product development by objectively verifying functions for example the UV protection factor , the barrier effect, as well as flame-retardant, dirt-repellent or anti-microbial properties which you can also promote directly on the product with our Hohenstein quality label .
According to the directive, PPE, which protects the wearer from risks to life and health, must be identified with the CE mark of conformity and satisfy the requirements stated in the directive.
As a European notified testing and certification centre (No. 0555) , we test all types of textile Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and, on fulfilment of the requirements of the Directive 89/686/EEC, we award the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) with the CE mark of conformity for corresponding articles of clothing and items of equipment. On your behalf we conduct demand analyses, develop design, size and processing specifications, we test suitability in the area of leasing and support you in the preparation of technical service descriptions .