We are a family-owned company that has specialised for over 70 years in the testing, certification and research of all kinds of textile products. As an internationally recognised and reliable partner, we support companies along the entire supply chain in successfully bringing their products to the market - through new insights from our research, to the performance of required tests and issuing of independent certificates, through to product launch and marketing at the point of sale.
Now run by the third generation, approx. 1,000 employees work at our headquarters in Bönnigheim as well as in our laboratories and offices around the world on tailor-made test and service offerings for your individual requirements.
We guarantee this with standard and customized testing, certification, research and product labels such as OEKO-TEX®, the Hohenstein Quality label and UV STANDARD 801, as well as transferring the knowledge we have built up over decades.
We focus on testing programs and research that accounts for real-life use conditions and the human-textile-environment interaction.
Benefit from our expertise:
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• establishing and monitoring the company’s chemical management system
• optimising the environmental performance and environmental management of companies
• auditing and certification of social working conditions and workplace safety
• Certification for management systems in accordance with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001
Textile and chemical testing, e.g. fibre composition, authenticity, resistance, characteristics of use, testing for harmful substances in accordance with legal requirements, industry standards and OEKO-TEX®, Inspections and audits, defining technical specifications and quality guidelines for textile and clothing.
A Hohenstein Quality Label is a quick and easy way to let consumers know that their product has the product characteristics and features that we accredit. We issue the label for products that meet our specific requirements for the stipulated characteristics.
All the testing is conducted in our accredited test laboratories. The basis for the certification is formed by our decades of experience and broad scope of knowledge, which allow us to neutrally evaluate the test results.
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With the opening of a textile testing laboratory in Gurugram, India, the testing service provider and research partner, Hohenstein, has again raised the bar for the textile industry. Just recently, in July 2018, the company opened a textile testing laboratory with a comprehensive service portfolio in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Starting in December 2018, Hohenstein India will also be able to offer its tailor-made services in one of the world’s textile hotspots.
The new Hohenstein textile testing laboratory in Gurugram, India works according to the highest standards, with the most modern equipment.
With around 50 employees on a total of around 3000 square metres, Hohenstein India will offer textile manufacturers, brand suppliers and re-tailers a variety of textile technology and chem-ical tests.
“For more than 70 years, Hohenstein has stood for textile expertise along the entire textile pro-duction chain. With the new laboratories in India and Bangladesh, we’re growing a network of expertise from which everyone will benefit.” says Prof. Dr. Stefan Mecheels, who is managing in the third generation of the family run business. Good, consistent cooperation is very important for Hohenstein: close exchange between the laboratories in Germany, Hong Kong, Bangladesh and India ensures more customer proximity and faster order processing. “One thing is certain,” un-derlines Mecheels, “wherever the examinations, tests and analyses take place, our laboratories all work with the most modern equipment according to the same standards.”
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 thrilled to further support the objectives of the ZDHC and the ZDHC Roadmap.
Like Hohenstein and the OEKO-TEX® Association, the ZDHC has the goal of significantly reducing or completely banning the use of harmful chemicals in the production process of textiles, leather and shoes. By testing wastewater values, Hohenstein supports the industry on the path to reduced emissions.
Hohenstein has been a member of the ZDHC and its laboratory working group since December 2018. Chemicals can be tested for ZDHC MRSL Manufactured Restricted Substances List) con-formity using ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX®.
As a test and research laboratory, Hohenstein already has many years of experience of handling chemicals in the textile industry. In this sense, as a new waste water testing laboratory recognised by the ZDHC, Hohenstein is also pleased to be able to support the objectives of the ZDHC and its roadmap in this regard.
Hohenstein laboratories are available to all manufacturing companies interested in having their value creation chain checked for ZDHC conformity. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or visit www.roadmaptozero.com for further information.