BÖNNIGHEIM,Germany As the temperature rises, human beings produce more sweat. Heat puts the body under great strain, which can reach dangerous levels - especially for the elderly. That is why the Hohenstein Institute has put together consumer guidelines with behaviour and protection measures, as well as recommendations for clothing that also take physiological findings from “body mapping” into account.
There is also the question of whether textiles convince consumers in terms of safety (skin compatibility) and performance (odour management). Hohenstein has been investigating questions regarding clothing that is worn close to the body: How skin-friendly are the textiles? And: To what extent do the textiles reduce sweat odour?
Certified test series offer textile manufacturers the opportunity to test the skin compatibility and odour management of textiles from the development phase onwards.
The skin compatibility test uses laboratory conditions to test live cells and record adverse effects of toxins that could be released from the sample material by sweat. The method allows evaluation of the danger that could be posed by damage to the skin cells.
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