Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Passion for Textiles – From an Idea to a Market Success

10.03.2017

The Hohenstein Group at Techtextil/Texprocess 2017 – Trade Show Booth in Hall 3.1, B21

The Hohenstein Group is bringing its newly designed booth to this year’s Techtextil/Texprocess trade show in Frankfurt at hall 3.1, B21 from 9 to 12 May 2017. Exhibits on the subject of the biodegradation of textiles will be one of the key focuses of our presentation.


Biodegradation of textiles

© Hohenstein Gruppe

Experts from our Development and Services departments will be available for personal discussions with trade show visitors, both at our booth and then at a total of five specialist presentations as part of the Techtextil symposium and Texprocess forum.

The cutting-edge booth design and selection of featured trade show highlights demonstrate the unique intertwining of practice-based research and tailor-made services derived from it for the textile industry and other business sectors that the Hohenstein Group has offered from one single source for more than 70 years now.

The experts at Hohenstein have a passion for textiles, accompanying their customers from the product concept stage to achieving success on the market – through commissioned research, laboratory testing, certifications, product labels and even providing expert consulting and training.

Biodegradation of Textiles

The biodegradability of textile products is becoming an increasingly important factor in assessing their sustainability, focussing not just on manufacturing and product safety, but on what happens to a product once it reaches the end of its useful life cycle.

At the trade show booth and at the Texprocess forum organised by the Dialog Textil-Bekleidung (DTB), a team of Hohenstein experts will present an internally developed test procedure for assessing the biodegradation of textiles and demonstrating the marketing opportunities provided by certification and product labels.

Specialist Presentations at the Techtextil Symposium

Hohenstein scientists are currently involved in a collaborative project to develop protein-based water and dirt-repellent finishing agent to provide an alternative to hydrophobic processes using fluorocarbon chemicals (PFC), which are still in common use. The aim is to functionalise textiles in a stable, economical and sustainable way using fungal proteins produced with biotechnology as a replacement for per- and polyfluorinated hydrocarbons that are potentially dangerous to humans and the environment.

As part of a ZIM research project, the researchers at Hohenstein are currently developing a thermoelectric cooling bandage for mobile cold therapy for acute injuries and post-operation treatment.

The difference from conventional cooling systems such as cool packs or compressors is the controlled, constant and moderate cooling involved, which prevents cold injuries up to and including frostbite. An important key focus of the project is the composition of layers of flexible textile and polymer materials with high thermal conductivity with the integration of electronic components in mind.

Specialist Presentations at the Texprocess Forum organised by the Dialog Textil-Bekleidung (DTB)

Following on from the Greenpeace Detox Campaign and the Roadmap for the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Initiative, the subject of responsible chemicals management in companies along the textile chain has recently been growing in importance and priority as a means of excluding identified harmful chemicals from production by 2020.

Using the OEKO-TEX® modular system of certifications and tools for increased sustainability as a basis, Hohenstein provides companies with solutions for incrementally optimising their chemicals management systems to meet these market requirements successfully.

Hohenstein is providing its expertise in the area of pattern making techniques and fitting tests as a contribution to the lecture on “Issues with Fitting in Online Trade”. Nowadays, experienced clothing technicians provide individual support for many renowned companies in developing clothing with the optimum fit.

The latest findings from research projects and serial measurements performed by the Hohenstein Institute are constantly being incorporated into the wide range of services on offer. Some of the most recent findings, for instance, include the latest data on breast volumes for women, enabling further improvements to be made to bra cup sizes.

Marianna Diener | idw - Informationsdienst Wissenschaft

More articles from Trade Fair News:

nachricht Paradigm shift in Paris: Encouraging an holistic view of laser machining
10.01.2018 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT

nachricht Diamond Lenses and Space Lasers at Photonics West
15.12.2017 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT

All articles from Trade Fair News >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Artificial agent designs quantum experiments

On the way to an intelligent laboratory, physicists from Innsbruck and Vienna present an artificial agent that autonomously designs quantum experiments. In initial experiments, the system has independently (re)discovered experimental techniques that are nowadays standard in modern quantum optical laboratories. This shows how machines could play a more creative role in research in the future.

We carry smartphones in our pockets, the streets are dotted with semi-autonomous cars, but in the research laboratory experiments are still being designed by...

Im Focus: Scientists decipher key principle behind reaction of metalloenzymes

So-called pre-distorted states accelerate photochemical reactions too

What enables electrons to be transferred swiftly, for example during photosynthesis? An interdisciplinary team of researchers has worked out the details of how...

Im Focus: The first precise measurement of a single molecule's effective charge

For the first time, scientists have precisely measured the effective electrical charge of a single molecule in solution. This fundamental insight of an SNSF Professor could also pave the way for future medical diagnostics.

Electrical charge is one of the key properties that allows molecules to interact. Life itself depends on this phenomenon: many biological processes involve...

Im Focus: Paradigm shift in Paris: Encouraging an holistic view of laser machining

At the JEC World Composite Show in Paris in March 2018, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will be focusing on the latest trends and innovations in laser machining of composites. Among other things, researchers at the booth shared with the Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) will demonstrate how lasers can be used for joining, structuring, cutting and drilling composite materials.

No other industry has attracted as much public attention to composite materials as the automotive industry, which along with the aerospace industry is a driver...

Im Focus: Room-temperature multiferroic thin films and their properties

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and Tohoku University have developed high-quality GFO epitaxial films and systematically investigated their ferroelectric and ferromagnetic properties. They also demonstrated the room-temperature magnetocapacitance effects of these GFO thin films.

Multiferroic materials show magnetically driven ferroelectricity. They are attracting increasing attention because of their fascinating properties such as...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

10th International Symposium: “Advanced Battery Power – Kraftwerk Batterie” Münster, 10-11 April 2018

08.01.2018 | Event News

See, understand and experience the work of the future

11.12.2017 | Event News

Innovative strategies to tackle parasitic worms

08.12.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

Let the good tubes roll

19.01.2018 | Materials Sciences

How cancer metastasis happens: Researchers reveal a key mechanism

19.01.2018 | Health and Medicine

Meteoritic stardust unlocks timing of supernova dust formation

19.01.2018 | Physics and Astronomy

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>