Wash, Care, Clean at domestic household

The Hohenstein Institute carries out comparative product testing on all kinds of products – from laundry care products and detergents (A.I.S.E test method: 2013-07), washing machines and other household appliances, to textile products such as umbrellas, sleeping bags (incl. DIN EN 13538-3:2002-11) and school bags (DIN 58124:2010-09). The products are tested on the basis of the relevant norms and guidelines using standardised test procedures which deliver results that are realistic and reliable.

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A.I.S.E. Test 2013-07
A.I.S.E detergent test (A.I.S.E Detergent Test Protocol: 2013-07)
a.i.s.e. - sbl 2004 sheets - standard stain set - aise dye set - wfk - swissatex - empa - detergent testing - dye transfer inhibition - colour maintenance - statistical evaluation - soil donator - stain set - standard stains - handmade stains - stain classes - aise 14 - dye transfer - whiteness - soil removal - reflectance - test protocol -
Detergent test: Assessment of detergent residues, (Hohenstein Method)
solubility - white residues - detergent residues - white residues - detergent stains -
Detergent test: Assessment of fabric care, (Hohenstein Method)
fiber care - sensorial grading - softness - shine - secondary wash effect - fabric hand - expert panel -
Basic Test
Detergent test: Basic Test, (Hohenstein Method)
a.i.s.e. - sbl 2004 sheets - aise dye set - detergent testing - dye transfer inhibition - colour maintenance - statistical evaluation - soil donator - stain set - handmade stains - natural stains - stain classes - aise 14 - dye transfer - whiteness - soil removal - reflectance - test protocol -
Detergent test: Basic whiteness (Hohenstein Method)
basic degree of whiteness - basic whiteness - y-value - remission - soil anti-redeposition - greying - secondary wash effect -
Detergent test: Bundle test, (Hohenstein Method)
household bundles - natural stains - stain removal efficiency - stain removal - stain remover - stain removal powder - bleach booster - staining - primary wash effect - statistical evaluation - stain set - stain groups - bundle-test - primary wash effect - basic degree of whiteness - basic whiteness - y-value - remission - soil anti-redeposition - greying - secondary wash effect - whiteness degree - ganz/griesser - brighteness - optical brightener - whiteness build-up - greying - heavy duty detergent - soil removal - soil anti-redeposition - degree of whiteness - whitening effect - whitener - -
Detergent test: Cellulase effect (Hohenstein Method)
cellulase effect - surface maintenance - pilling - anti-pilling - pre-pilled textiles - re-new effect - fiber surface - fiber loss - pieces of fluff - weight loss - -
Detergent test: Colour maintenance , (Hohenstein Method)
colour safe detergents - light duty detergents - test colour safe detergents - test light duty detergents - colour care - colour maintenance - aise textiles - aise textile set - colour change - change of colour - colour measurement - difference measurement - colour difference - visual grading - instrumental grading - fading - fading of colours - change of colour - -
Detergent test: Determination of inorganic incrustation, (Hohenstein Method)
lime residue - limstonde deposit - ash content determination - inorganic incrustation - fabric incrustation - secondary wash effect -
Detergent test: Fabric softeners, (Hohenstein Method)
fabric conditioner - softness - water absorption capacity - din53923 - sensorial gading - fabric hand - expert panel - soaking - soaking capacity - water take-up -
Detergent test: Legibility and clarity of the information on the package/ product handling (panel test), (Hohenstein Method)
assessment of packaging - readability - dosage table - washing instructions - product handling - perceptibility - understandability - clear arrangement - expert test - panel test - -
Detergent test: Loss of tensile strength and/or chemical damage, (Hohenstein Method)
tensile strength - tensile strength loss - tsl - secondary wash effect -
Detergent test: Stain removal efficiency, (Hohenstein Method)
natural stains - stain removal efficiency - stain removal - stain remover - stain removal powder - bleach booster - staining - primary wash effect - statistical evaluation - stain set - stain groups - bundle-test - primary wash effect -
Detergent test: Stain remover, (Hohenstein Method)
stain removal efficiency - stain removal - stain remover - stain remover spray - stain removal powder - natural stains - bleach booster - pre-treatment - staining - primary wash effect -
Detergent test: Test on dye transfer inhibition (washing machine or Linitest-equipment), (Hohenstein Method)
a.i.s.e. - colour safe detergents - test colour safe detergents - light duty detergents - test light duty detergents - dye transfer - dye transfer inhibition - aise textiles - colour difference measurement - colour difference - visual grading - instrumental grading - dye donator - dye acceptor - bleeding - dyestuff - colorant - dye - colour fastness -
Detergent test: Tint value (Hohenstein Method)
colour shift number - tint value - shade - hue -
Detergent test: Wash and wear test, (Hohenstein Method)
panel test - wash wear test - soil removal efficiency -
Detergent test: Whiteness build up and -maintenance (Hohenstein Method)
whiteness degree - ganz/griesser - brighteness - optical brightener - whiteness build-up - greying - heavy duty detergent - soil removal - soil anti-redeposition - degree of whiteness - whitening effect - whitener - -
Domestic laundry in US washing machine (AATCC Test Methods)
Domestic laundry: Customized test programmes (Hohenstein Method)
white goods - special program - washing machine test - laundry care - comparative product test -
EU Ecolabel
Ecolabel performance test (Ecolabel test protocol 10/02/2011)
eco-label - a.i.s.e. - sbl 2004 sheets - standard stain set - aise dye set - wfk - swissatex: empa - detergent testing - dye transfer inhibition - colour maintenance - statistical evaluation - soil donator - stain set - standard stains - handmade stains - stain classes - aise 14 - dye transfer - whiteness - soil removal - reflectance - performance test - test protocol - basic degree - whiteness -
IKW Testmethode
Impregnation agents: Efficiency on leather and textile (IKW recommendation for the quality assessment of leather care products)
spray - wash-in - impregnation agent - water repellency - water-beading effect - textile care and -service - leather care - non-soiling - soil-resisting - stain-resistant -
IKW Testmethode
Liquid dish washing test , (IKW Test Method)
manual dishwashing - ikw - plate test - soil - foam stability - maual diswashing detergent - soil removal - quality assessment -
Sensorial odour test (panel test), (Hohenstein Method)
odour - bad scent - fragrance - smell - evaluation of odour - odour prevenation - malodour -
Washing machines, tumbler: Testing of special functions resp. special programmes
white goods - special program - washing machine test - laundry care - comparative product testspecial programme - textile care and -service - drum design - lifter design - appliance modification - automatic dosage system - automatic dosing system - autodos - automatic detergent dosage system - automatic detergent dosing system -