Newsline-National | September 2014
Hohenstein to introduce new tests for athletic fabrics
New tests and certifications of particular interest to outdoor retailers and brands include:Stain resistance and soil release effectiveness: Textiles exposed to the elements experience unique conditions that can quickly deteriorate their appearance and performance.
Performance after wash: Detergents can affect finishes and additives. Hohenstein can simulate washing over time and assess long term performance.
Compression quality assurance: Compression clothing is embraced by the outdoor athlete for its injury prevention, recuperative, and endurance benefits.
Antimicrobial product label: Antimicrobial finishes are popular in the outdoor market for their odour control properties.
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