Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Hohenstein holds naming competition for new testing device
Hohenstein holds naming competition for new testing device
27
Jul '13
He is one of the most senior and most well-known employees of the Hohenstein Institute: The thermal manikin “Charlie” has been devoting its services to the quest for more wear comfort of textile products at the internationally renowned research and test institute in Bönnigheim/Germany since the late 1960s. Since 2008, he has been supported by a children's manikin which the researchers christened “Charlene”.

And now there is a new addition to the family – another adult manikin. A competition is being held to find a name. Prizes include gift vouchers for sports and outdoor clothing.

The “family gallery” also provides a detailed explanation of the functions and the fields of application of the different testing devices. The still unnamed thermal manikin, for example, can determine the thermal insulation of textile products as well as their water vapour resistance as a measure of breathability in just one measuring cycle.

Previously, the measurements using Charlie and Charlene had to be supplemented with results from the “Hohenstein skin model”. The new family member now allows the Hohenstein scientists to evaluate the wear comfort of ready-made clothing, bedding items and sleeping bags faster and more efficiently for research purposes or customer projects.

Hohenstein Institute

Must ReadView All

President Donald Trump; Courtesy: White House

Textiles | On 23rd Jan 2017

US textile industry eager to work with President Trump

The US textile industry is eager to work with President Donald Trump...

Textiles | On 23rd Jan 2017

LyondellBasel expands Texas plant ethylene capacity

US based producer of petrochemicals and speciality chemicals...

Textiles | On 23rd Jan 2017

China’s cotton imports down 39% in 2016

China’s total cotton imports declined by 39.1 per cent to ...tons in...

Interviews View All

Nuno Venda
ROQ

‘There has been an increase in demand for water based inks, rather than...

Nitin Soni
Dolphin Jingwei Machines

Taxation policies need to be made simpler

Sanjay Desai & Ashish Mulani
True Colors

Digital textile printing will be the technology of the future

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

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
January 2017

January 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search