Hohenstein Institute America
Global leader for textile testing, R&D, and certifications
The Hohenstein Institute is an accredited test lab and research institute. Its work involves testing and the certification of textiles, research and development in the field of textile products, and applications of all kinds relating to its core competencies, such as contract-based research and research projects with public funding. It offers numerous further education courses and programs aimed for example at industry, dealing with all issues throughout the textiles production chain.
The tests and investigations we offer extend from classical material testing through quality assessment of a wide range of product characteristics to the evaluation of product performance for many different applications. Comparative goods testing provides for targeted product development with an eye to possible competitors.
Hohenstein is a leading global lab for testing for harmful substances in accordance with OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 and certifying production facilities to STeP by OEKO-TEX®. Hohenstein’s numerous accreditations include its recognition as a test and certification center (European Notified Body 0555) for personal protective equipment (PPE).