Green Button: Hohenstein named an authorized certification body

February 17th, 2021

Textile testing provider Hohenstein has been authorized by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to verify compliance for the Green Button, a German government certification for sustainable textiles. Now, in addition to certification for MADE IN GREEN by OEKOTEX®, a qualifier for the Green Button, Hohenstein certifies for the 46 Green Button […]

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Understanding the regulation and testing of medical PPE

November 9th, 2020

Jing Liang, founder and president of Medical PPE Consulting LLC, walked participants through the regulatory process and testing for medical personnel protective equipment (PPE) In her IFAI Expo 2020 education session, “Understanding Testing Requirements of Medical PPE.” Medical PPE are considered to be “medical devices,” which underscores the importance of understanding and following the regulatory […]

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AATCC offers free test methods to aid in the pandemic response

April 16th, 2020

AATCC is has made available Test Method TM42 Test Method for Water Resistance: Impact Penetration and TM127 Test Method for Water Resistance: Hydrostatic Pressure. These methods are offered at no cost in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and are available as a download from the organization’s website: https://www.aatcc.org/testing/methods/. These methods are often referenced in product development requirements for protective medical […]

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AATCC launches new Testing Resource List

March 18th, 2020

A new benefit is available for AATCC corporate members and users of AATCC standards. The organization has introduced the Testing Resource List, a free addition to the AATCC Buyer’s Guide, according to a news release from the organization.  The Testing Resource List is intended to connect users with corporate member suppliers. Lab managers can be […]

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2020 AATCC Technical Manual released

March 2nd, 2020

The 2020 volume of the AATCC Technical Manual is now available and includes new test methods for pH and alkali in wet-processed textiles and for electrical resistance in relation to exposure conditions, and a new evaluation procedure for electrical resistance of electronically integrated textiles.  The organization reports that 29 revised test methods appear in the manual as […]

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Hohenstein’s WATson measures evaporative cooling of a textile

September 27th, 2019

Hohenstein reports that its heat loss device, WATson, can quantitatively measure the evaporative cooling ability of a textile or textile system. It measures the dynamic interaction of textiles and human thermal regulation with customizable climatic conditions and sweat rates.  The 2019 published DIN SPEC 60015, “Quantitative measurement of the evaporative heat loss of smart textile […]

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AATCC offers textile testing workshop

August 12th, 2019

The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) will present the Introduction to Textile Testing Workshop Sept. 25–26, 2019, at the organization’s headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C. The workshop is designed for people who are responsible for product evaluation, specifications and quality control for apparel and textile materials. According to information from the […]

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SDL Atlas shows new textile testing products line

August 6th, 2019

SDL Atlas showcased at ITMA 2019 a new line of textile test materials, RemoteAccess, and the newly redesigned Vortex M6, a recent news release says. The Vortex M6 incorporates a full-color touch-screen controller that uses English and Chinese. RemoteAccess is a system for tracking real-time testing progress of instruments. The app is available for download […]

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Hohenstein now offers wastewater testing

April 8th, 2019

Following its recent recognition by the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Program as a partnering wastewater testing laboratory, Hohenstein now offers customers the security of ZDHC-compliant manufacturing. As an internationally accredited testing laboratory, service provider and research partner of the textile industry, Hohenstein is pleased to further support the objectives of the ZDHC and […]

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Device tests compression garments during movement

January 26th, 2018

Hohenstein Group has developed the next generation of its compression testing device, HOSYcan. The device records and analyzes compression measurements during movement and measures the interaction between different materials. Combined with data from Hohenstein’s 3D scanning database, simulated movement profiles may provide increased accuracy for specific applications. HOSYcan is designed to measure in static and […]

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