Hohenstein Institut für Textilinnovation gGmbH
As an application-oriented research institution, we see ourselves first and foremost as a partner to industry. Small and medium-sized enterprises in particular benefit from the practice-oriented solutions that our interdisciplinary teams of specialists develop together.
Within the framework of publicly funded research projects, we work on the latest scientific findings and link them to the opportunities offered by industry. Our know-how also provides the basis for market-oriented research and development on behalf of companies.
Close cooperation between textile engineers, chemists, physicians, biologists and physicists enables us to develop and optimize a wide range of products and processes for a wide variety of industries in line with requirements. In addition, our involvement in (inter)national research networks and committees enables us to continuously expand our knowledge base and actively help shape the research landscape.
Areas of business
Functionalized textiles, hygiene and biotechnology, fit and finish, personal protective equipment, textile care, wearing and sleeping comfort, UV protection, color and whiteness metrics, odor analysis and much more.
REWARD - effective wastewater recycling
In the "REWARD" collaborative project, Hohenstein and its partners are investigating effective strategies for recycling wastewater from commercial washing processes.
Hydrophobins - protein protection against water and dirt
Based on natural proteins, Hohenstein developed a novel textile finish with water- and dirt-repellent properties in cooperation with the Fraunhofer IGB in Straubing.