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25 March 2017 16:00PM

The analysis of down and feathers

14 Jul 09 ,  hohenstein.de
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The well-known Hohenstein Laboratories for Down and Feather Analysis offer a wide range of services for the international market.

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We test not only filling and casing materials but also complete products.
 
We analyse materials for compliance with international, European and national (e.g. Japanese and American) testing standards and regulations:

+Composition and labelling
+Species
+Filling power
+Hygiene and cleanliness requirements
+Air permeability
+Down proof properties of fabrics
+Total mass and mass of the filling
+Composition of textile materials
+Thread density
+Fineness of yarns and twisted yarns
+Linkage
+Mass per unit area
+Colour fastness
+Dimensional change after washing and cleaning

Additional services include:

+Testing the thermal insulation properties of finished products from the point of view of clothing physiolog
+Awarding a sleep comfort rating and a label, based on the results of research carried out at Hohenstein
+Textile analysis of synthetic fillings


The distinguishing features of our laboratories include the following:

+We are accredited under DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 and IDFB
+Every sample is tested at least twice and in critical cases up to 6 times at no additional cost
+We regularly take part in round robin trials, subjecting ourselves to additional quality control procedures
+We regularly test, record and document the condition of our testing equipment
+Our staff are highly qualified in the fields of textile technology and textile chemistry and able to give you expert advice
+We also carry out microbiological testing