Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / New Chief at Hohenstein Down and Feather Test Centre
New Chief at Hohenstein Down and Feather Test Centre
12
Jul '12
Gertrud Kenngott handed over responsibility as manager of the Down and Feather Test Centre at the Hohenstein Institute in Bönnigheim to Alexandra Hlawatsch. But there is no question of "retirement" for Kenngott. Having more than 38 years' experience in the testing and assessment of bedding materials, she will continue to make this available to her successor and the team of 6 by working as a consultant.

The team's task is the quality testing of feather and down fillings according to their composition, animal species and contents. They also test the cleanliness and hygiene of the filling material and the impermeability of the cover for customers worldwide. The Down and Feather Test Centre is also integrated into European standards work and the work of international feather and bedding associations. It is recognised internationally through the European Down and Feather Association e.V. (EDFA) and the International Down and Feather Bureau (IDFB).

Since 1974 Kontrollgemeinschaft Traumpass e.V has had random tests carried out on selected bedding materials of its 21 members for the purposes of quality assurance. The successful alignment with the European Labelling Regulation DIN EN 12934 is the pre-requisite for the "Traumpass" Feather Seal.

Here experts from the Hohenstein Institute determine both the percentage share of feathers and downs in the fillings as well as the original animal species of the filling. The results are compared against details provided by the manufacturers by an independent lawyer. In the event of deviations, infringement of the quality assurances is punished on the label by the Kontrollgemeinschaft. This may lead to the withdrawal of the label. The tests which are still carried out meticulously by hand with tweezers are therefore an important component of a well-organised acquisition and test system of Kontrollgemeinschaft Federn-Siegel e.V.

Many German and foreign manufacturers of down jackets and sleeping bags also call upon the services of the Hohenstein Down and Feather Test Centre, to service the booming market with tested products. They also benefit from the additional test and services provided, for example in the area of physiological comfort.

In this way the Hohenstein laboratories can determine the individual wearing and/or sleeping comfort of a down jacket, a down cover or sleeping bag respectively and if requested they can be identified with the Hohenstein Quality Label. In combination with the data on the filling material, comprehensive quality statements for a product can be made which will help retailers provide well-qualified advice.

Hohenstein Institute


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 25th Sep 2017

SVP Group to build $300 mn spinning plant in Sohar

ShriVallabh Pittie Industries (SVP) Group, a diversified yarn...

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Sep 2017

Vietnam textile sector to gain if EU FTA gets ratified

Experts feel the Vietnam-European Union (EU) free trade agreement...

Courtesy: Business Wire

Textiles | On 25th Sep 2017

Invista to use ADN technology at joint project in France

Invista, a leading producer of chemical intermediates, polymers, and...

Interviews View All

Abhishek Ganguly
Puma India

‘As a brand, Puma is always looking for new and innovative ways to inspire ...

Frank Gossmann
Rotorcraft AG

‘RT3 motto is: Do not check millimetres, check colours.’

Mohammad Mamun Ar Rashid
UL VS Bangladesh Ltd

Productivity, creativity and innovation play a vital role in the growth of ...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

September 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
74.5%
No
12.8%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.7%
No
25.5%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.2%
No
6.4%
Skip
6.4%

Total Votes: 47

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
70.2%
No
10.6%
Skip
19.1%

Total Votes: 47


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search